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Brush fire burns near homes in Bolton

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A shed was destroyed during a brush fire in Bolton Friday afternoon. A shed was destroyed during a brush fire in Bolton Friday afternoon.
BOLTON, CT (WFSB) -

Bolton firefighters fought a brush fire on Stone Hedge Lane on Friday afternoon.

The fire, which was discovered sometime around 2 p.m., burned up the backyards of some homes, a shed and a large firewood pile.

Fire officials said it was contained to a small area and no other homes were affected.

According to the National Weather Service, there are "elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon in the interior as northwest winds become gusty."

"It's very dry," said Bolton Fire Chief James Preuss about the Red Flag Warning. "All the dead materials on the ground, it's very easy to start a brush fire."

Town of Columbia sent a tanker truck out because there are no fire hydrants. Crews from Manchester and Coventry were called for mutual aide.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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