WEST LONG BRANCH:A shopping center in the borough caught fire Saturday morning, Oct. 31.
A fire was reported in the Carriage Square shopping center at 175 Monmouth Road, across Route 36 from the Shop Rite.
Heavy smoke is pouring from the building and can be seen from miles down the road.
Fire and police crews are currently on the scene and have closed of the area in front of the shopping center.
The West Long Branch Police are on the scene and broadcasted the following message, "A significant fire in Carriage Square has created the need to CLOSE Monmouth Road between State Highway 36 and Parker Road. ALL traffic is requested to avoid the area until further notice."
The center contains several stores including Carvel and Dak Lak Coffee Roasting.
This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as soon as more information is available.