LAKEWOOD — A fire broke out at a senior development in Ocean County on Friday afternoon.

The fire is off Route 70 on Sophe Lane. It closed down Locust Street between Vermont and New Hampshire avenues.

Police said the fire is in a three-story brick apartment building is in the Covington Village senior development. Two officers suffered smoke inhalation, according to the Lakewood Scoop.

The Scoop's pictures show plumes of heavy smoke and fire coming out of the apartment building. A helicopter was called to hospitalized one resident. Firefighters from several communities responded to the fire.

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