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Arson Deemed Cause of Major Brush Fire in Lakewood-Brick

By BEACHWOOD VFD, Correspondent | March 15, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 042321102

LAKEWOOD, NJ - The Beachwood Fire Department provided assistance in Lakewood and Brick on March 15th for a major brush fire incident. They spent several hours providing structural protection as part of the strike team assigned to the area of Francis Road. The fire was first spotted on the afternoon of Sunday, March 14th, and took more than 24 hours to be contained. Flames swept through 167-acres, damaging 29 homes and two businesses. Three of the homes were destroyed. According to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the fire was intentionally set and the arson investigation is active and ongoing.

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