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UPDATED: Firefighters Battle Wind-Whipped Blazes In South Brunswick, Lacey, Manapalan, Barnegat

Firefighters responded to this fire in South Brunswick. Firefighters responded to this fire in South Brunswick.
Firefighters responded to this fire in South Brunswick. Photo Credit: South Brunswick Police Department
Firefighters responded to a fire on Ridge Road in South Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a fire on Ridge Road in South Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to a fire on Ridge Road in South Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: South Brunswick Police Department

UPDATE: A wind-whipped two-alarm fire is consuming a structure in the 600 block of Ridge Road in Middlesex County, authorities said.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service declared Tuesday a "Class 5 Day, Extreme Fire Danger" for Division B in Central New Jersey due to high winds and low relative humidity. .

All South Brunswick Fire Departments as well as Plainsboro Fire Department were fighting the Ridge Road fire early Tuesday afternoon, police said.

MidJersey News posted a video of the fire on its Facebook page.

A separate afternoon brush fire was reported in Lacey Township (Ocean County), near Spaulding Avenue and Lacey Road. Multiple fire departments were called to that fire about 1:30 p.m., fire officials said.

Also in Ocean County, a brush fire was reported along Cape Cod Avenue in Barnegat.

In Monmouth County, firefighters armed with two brush fire trucks battled a separate blaze off Regency Way in Manalapan.

In Burlington County, multiple fire departments were battling late afternoon blazes in Chesterfield, Wrightstown and North Hanover, with assistance from firefighters from Ocean County.

These are developing news stories. 

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