BREAKING: Firefighters battle fire in Downtown Lakewood (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Dozens of firefighters are battling a fire in downtown Lakewood.

The fire broke out around 8:00 AM at the shops between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Smoke could be seen coming from the area of the photo store and cleaners. Neighboring stores were evacuated as well.

A general alarm was toned out, summoning all of Lakewood’s stations.

Mutual aid from neighboring towns is also being provided.

Expect closures in the downtown for several hours.

UPDATE 9:10 AM: The fire has been mostly contained.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.



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