By Christopher Sheldon
A 4-alarm brush fire was contained to the Long Branch DPW Yard on Atlantic Avenue as of 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.
The Long Branch Fire Department and other local companies were able to stop the fire from spreading to some of the nearby houses and no damage was done to the DPW Yard itself.
Brush and other materials are collected from city residents and kept at the DPW yard before it is ground and hauled away, resulting in a pile of debris that is several feet high.
Brown-colored smoke could be seen rising from the site as far as Eatontown on Wednesday afternoon.
Police blocked off a large portion of Atlantic Avenue for several hours as crews attempt to extinguish the blaze.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.