Crews extinguish North Branford brush fire

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A big brush fire that sent smoke that could be seen for miles in North Branford on Monday has been put out.

The fire broke out along Totoket Road.

Officials say the fire involved piles of tires catching fire.

There was no threat to surrounding homes or people.

Tankers had to be used because there aren’t any hydrants in the area.

“The flames were probably 60, 70 feet in the air and was producing a large amount of black smoke that was traveling in the north direction,” explained Fire Chief Bill Seward.

The fire crews used foam to suppress the heat and vapors from the fire.

Web Extra: News 8 viewer Jon Stevens sent in a clip capturing the intense flames

News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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