2 juveniles arrested for fire that shut down Garden State Parkway

BRICK TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two juveniles are facing charges for a fire that shut down part of the Garden State Parkway for several hours.

Police say the pair from Ocean County intentionally started the inferno which consumed a storm drain under the parkway in Brick Township on Wednesday, January 19.

The fire shut down the northbound and southbound lanes for 10 hours.

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The suspects are also accused of burglarizing a nearby building owned by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

They were charged with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, interference with transportation and defiant trespassing.

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