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VIDEO: Brush fire on I-81 in North Syracuse Monday

Watch: Drivers pass by mid-afternoon brush fire

Courtesy of Jake Adams.

NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A brush fire pushed right up against I-81, on May 6.

The incident forced a ramp closure around 3:40 p.m. that day while North Syracuse firefighters led team of departments putting out the fire.

It took multiple hours, to put out the fire. According to the Assistant North Syracuse Fire Chief, it wasn’t out until just before 7 p.m.

The Assistant Chief also says a DOT contractor tried to use a water truck to put out the fire, but was unsuccessful. Also that the fire was caused by a worker trying to remove a section of guardrail.

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