Out-of-control pit fire damages Highgate property

HIGHGATE, Vt. (WCAX) An out-of-control pit fire in Highgate Monday spread to dry grass and then to a neighbor's property.

It happened on Brosseau Road. Firefighters say flames destroyed four vehicles and damaged tractor-trailers filled with car parts. They say the recent warm weather and dry conditions were factors and they urged the public to be prepared to extinguish controlled burns in case they get out of hand.