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Brush fire closes Route 562 for 2 hours

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Nov 20 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 04:58:03 PM CST

Part of Route 562 was closed while crews battled a brush fire.

DOUGLASS TWP., Pa. -

Part of Route 562 was closed while crews battled a brush fire.

Hoses covered the road in Douglass Twp., Berks Co., Wednesday afternoon as firefighters from several companies worked to contain the smoke and flames.

The fire broke out around 1 p.m. near Farmington Avenue.

Firefighters used chain saws to cut through the brush to get to the fire.

Officials have not determined how the fire started.