BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of firefighters are battling a fast-moving brush fire in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

Homes in the surrounding communities are on high alert due to strong winds, CBS2 reported.

Firefighters battle brush fire in Berkeley Heights (Credit: Daniela Buldo McDonnel)

Firefighters battle brush fire in Berkeley Heights (Credit: Daniela Buldo McDonnel)

The blaze, stretching more than 5 acres, started just after 2 p.m.

The fire shut down the right and center lanes of Interstate-78, causing a massive traffic back up for miles.

 

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