Crews continue to battle wildfire in Brick

     A New Jersey Forest Fire Service helicopter dropping water over a wildfire off Jordan Road in Brick Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributor Josh Bickert)

    A New Jersey Forest Fire Service helicopter dropping water over a wildfire off Jordan Road in Brick Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributor Josh Bickert)

    Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire in a wooded area off Jordan Road in Brick, a New Jersey Forest Fire Service spokesman said this afternoon.
     
    The blaze, which is near the north branch of the Beaverdam Creek, broke out shortly before 2 p.m. today, Jersey Shore Hurricane News reported.
     
    Approximately four or five New Jersey Forest Fire wildland engines are on the scene as well as a helicopter, which is dropping water over the fire, said Michael Achey, a New Jersey Forest Fire Service spokesman.
     
    State crews also joined by local fire companies, who are staged near residences as a precaution, he added. 
     
    The wildfire, which the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said is consuming about 20 acres of land, may grow when crews set back fires to help with containment. 
     
    Officials do not yet know what sparked the blaze. 

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