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Wire Down Near BMHS Causes Small Fire, Stalls Traffic on Lanes Mill Road

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A live power line near Brick Memorial High School caused a small fire and delayed traffic on Lanes Mill Road Monday afternoon.

Brick police said at 1:30 p.m. that they were still on the scene, along with crews from Jersey Central Power & Light that are making repairs. Traffic could be impacted in the area while the repair work is underway, said Sgt. Henry Drew.

Students were initially sheltered in place for safety reasons, but dismissal is expected to occur on time.

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Police were advising motorists to avoid the area if possible, and if travel near the school is necessary, to follow the instruction of police officers and flagmen directing traffic.

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