Brush fire extinguished at Case Mountain in Manchester

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Firefighters battled a brush fire at the Case Mountain in Manchester on Wednesday evening.

According to authorities, firefighters arrived to the scene of a brush fire at 5:54 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving calls from hikers and neighbors at the Case Mountain Recreational Area

Case Mountain is an outdoor recreational facility owned by the town of Manchester and is 640 acres.

Fire officials say the 2.5 acre brush fire was into the woods and well off from the hiking paths.  Thus, they say the elevation and remoteness made it difficult for crews to access. 

At first, authorities say crews used backpacks to bring and apply water to the fire. Later, they say crews from the 8th District and Bolton Fire Department responded with tanks.

Officials say crews removed flammable debris around the border of the brush fire so a perimeter could be established. From there, they say crews worked inwards to extinguish the main part of the fire.

During rush our, authorities say traffic on I-384 was slowed down due to significant smoke. 

By 8:45 p.m., officials say the fire was under control and crews had left the scene. 

At this time there is no word on the cause of this fire. 

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