Early Morning Shed Fire Under Investigation

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  LACEY – Authorities are still investigating a shed fire that occurred at a home on Sylvania Place.

  The Lacey Township Police Department first received a report of the fire around 1:15 a.m. Monday. When an officer arrived, he spotted heavy smoke with a large volume of flames emanating from the shed.

  According to police, nearby residents had to be evacuated from their homes due to the heavy winds.

  The Forked River Fire Department was able to control the fire and extinguished the flames. The Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad also responded to standby and ensure no one was injured.

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  At this time, the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Lacey Township Police Detective Bureau are investigating the cause of the fire.