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Brush Fire Breaks Out in Vestal

Two days after a brush fire in Hillcrest brought out multiple crews and burned more than 50 acres, there was another brush fire Monday afternoon - this time in Vestal.

The call came in around 4:00 for a brush fire off of Bunn Hill Road behind the Binghamton University campus. Vestal Fire along with Endwell and West Corners were among the multiple crews responding.

The area of the fire was about 100 by 300 feet. The fire was put out but crews are looking for hot spots. While the fire wasn't widespread this afternoon, the wind and dry conditions made it a threat.

Assistant Fire Chief of Vestal Bill Stout said, "These can spread very quickly and in different directions when the wind shifts, with it being dry the wind is the big factor."

The cause of this fire is unknown. There were no injuries.