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Investigators Suspect Arson In Fire That Shut Down Garden State Parkway For Hours

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Police say it appears a fire that shut down a section of the Garden State Parkway for several hours Wednesday night was intentionally set.

Flames erupted near Exit 91 in Brick Township. Traffic was backed up for hours while crews worked to get it under control.

Brush Fire Shuts Down Garden State Parkway In Brick Township

A fire has shut down part of the Garden State Parkway in Brick Township. Chopper 2 is heading to the scene. More details: See complete local coverage on CBSN New York:

Posted by CBS New York on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Investigators believe a group of people, possibly juveniles, started the fire in a nearby drain pipe and then ran into the Evergreen Woods Apartment Complex.

Police are still looking for them.




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