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Brush fire on I-89 causes major traffic delays

Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 11:53 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 6:07 AM EDT
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Dry conditions and high winds made it challenging for crews to put out a brush fire on Interstate 89 in Colchester Monday afternoon.

Multiple crews responded to the northbound side of I-89 at mile marker 94 around 4:15 p.m. Officials say the flames spread to five areas. Crews had to fight the flames from multiple locations to contain and extinguish the fires.

Police say the origin of the fire does not appear suspicious at this time.

The interstate was shut down to one lane, causing significant traffic delays during the Monday afternoon commute.

About eight acres burned.

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