Multiple crews are responding to a fire burning in a wooded area near Pinewald Road & Berkeley Avenue in Beachwood at this hour.

According to our sister station, WOBM, The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is sending a tanker and units are setting up to protect nearby homes and other structures according to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

Toms River Intermediate South is being evacuated as a precaution and students will be taken by bus to Pine Belt Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North on Old Freehold Road. Students will be dismissed from the Arena at 2 o'clock.

Radio transmissions indicate this has been declared a major fire.

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