Sea Girt: Multi-alarm fire this afternoon [VIDEO]


Firefighters are battling a multi-alarm blaze in Sea Girt this afternoon.

The fire broke out in a residential structure in the 700 block of Chicago Boulevard around 1:30 p.m.

Arriving firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions. At one point shortly before 2 p.m., crews were ordered out of the structure. John Iorio/NJ Fire Incidents tweeted the above photo of flames shooting out of the house.

As of 2:20 p.m., crews continue to make progress in battling the fire. Most of the fire was reportedly knocked down shortly thereafter.

There’s no word yet on if anyone was injured.

Route 71 is closed near Beacon Boulevard. Expect delays in the area.

The smoke was spotted for miles. JSHN contributor Mike Wholley captured this image from the ocean:

That’s all we know for now.