According to 6 ABC  a fire has burned and destroyed at least 4 homes in Sea Isle City.The fire broke out around 4:30 this afternoon. The gusty wind conditions are making things worse. More homes could be in danger on 78th street along the beach.

Sea Isle City mayor Leonard Desiderio told NBC 10 the homes were side-by-side townhouses, each about 2,000 square feet. “It’s a barn burner. The wind is making is very difficult, extremely difficult,” The mayor was quoted in the Atlantic City press.

Local fire companies are responding to the fire. The bridge from Avalon is closed due to the smoke and fire. Fire companies are having to travel down Route 9 or the Parkway to reach the fire.