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A multi-alarm brush fire burned Wednesday evening at the recycling plant in Long Branch's public works yard.

 

Fire as seen from Ocaenport (Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS)
Brush fire in Long Branch (Twitter)

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Firefighters from Red Bank, Union Beach and Rumson are all helping to keep the blaze
away from homes on nearby 6th Avenue reports 7 ABC. A protection line has been set up between the homes in case the fire gets that far according to the Asbury Park Press.

No evacuations have been ordered; the fire is close to being contained according to the Asbury Park Press/

Atlantic Avenue and Sixth Avenue are closed through Long Branch and Sea Bright; extra traffic is expected on Route 36.

Foam is being used to help bring the fire under control which is coming from a pile 300 feet by 150 feet and 25 feet high. The DPW yard stores wood and other flammable debris.

Smoke can be smelled in Rumson and Highlands according to a post to Jersey Shore Hurricane News.

This is a breaking story. Check back for additional details.

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Video courtesy Shore Area News Dispatch (S.A.N.D.) Facebook page