Barnegat brush fire keeps firefighters busy for hours

A wildfire broke out in Barnegat earlier this afternoon, burning 20 acres and threatening homes and apartments.The fire was contained at around 3:30 p.m. A

BARNEGAT - A wildfire broke out in Barnegat earlier this afternoon, burning 20 acres and threatening homes and apartments.

The fire was contained at around 3:30 p.m. A volunteer Barnegat firefighter received a minor injury battling the blaze.

Accidental and mechanical reasons have been ruled out as possible causes of the fire. Authorities believe it may have been arson.

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