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A three alarm fire has broken out at the Villa Vittoria restaurant in Brick, near the corner of Hooper Avenue and Mantoloking Road.


Crews are attempting to break through the roof of the building in order to vent the structure, scanner chatter indicated. All roads in the area are either closed or heavily congested. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department is advising motorists to avoid the area.