Nearly 30 homes and two commercial buildings have been damaged in a New Jersey forest fire that ignited Sunday and quickly spread amid windy and dry conditions, according to reports.
The fire started in Lakewood at about 1 p.m. and later moved into Brick, where 29 homes were damaged — three of them left uninhabitable, the Asbury Park Press reported, citing Brick Mayor John Ducey.
The blaze started out relatively small, burning an area of less than a quarter of a football field when it was first reported, NJ.com reported.
But by 6:30 p.m., the flames had spread to about 162 acres, officials told the outlets.
The Garden State Parkway between exits 83 to 90 was temporarily shut down Sunday due to the fire.
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