Brush fire spurs evacuations in central NJ

The News Leader

April 11, 2010 8:10:02 PM PDT
Several Sayreville residents were briefly evacuated Sunday when a large brush fire that consumed several acres threatened their homes. Some firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling the blaze, which broke out shortly after 2 p.m. in some marshy areas in neighboring South River and produced clouds of thick, black smoke.

As that fire began to subside, some flames spread across a tributary of the Raritan River, consuming several trees and grassy areas in Sayreville and spurring the evacuations. No homes were damaged, and no residents were injured.

Dozens of firefighters battled the fast-moving blaze, which was brought under control around 5 p.m.

The fire remains under investigation, but is not considered suspicious.