Firefighters battle several blazes along train tracks in Northeast Kingdom

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 5:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 6:59 PM EDT
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BARTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Our dry conditions helped to fuel several fires in the Northeast Kingdom on Tuesday.

The Orleans fire chief says a train sparked five brush fires over about 5 miles between Barton Village and Orleans Village.

Part of Route 5 between the Pine Crest Motel and Park View Garage was closed for several hours as firefighters battled the blazes. It reopened at about 6 p.m.

No one was injured but one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

No buildings were damaged by the fires.