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Brush fire near Utica was about a mile long

Posted by wlpo on March 31, 2014

It was a long hike for Utica Firefighters called to a brush fire. The fire burned about 50 acres of brush Sunday evening east of the village on the north side of the I and M Canal.

Fire Chief Ben Brown says someone living nearby smelled smoke and reported the fire just before 7pm.  Brown says they couldn’t get a tanker to the fire so they had to carry water in backpacks. The fire was out by 8:40pm.  It’s not clear what started the fire.


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