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Crews Battle Brush Fire in Town of Nanticoke

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Multiple crews were on the scene of a brush fire in the Town of Nanticoke just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The brush fire located on Pendell Hill Road was started by electrical wires rubbing against trees.

The flames were knocked down before spreading to nearby homes but came as close as 20 feet from a house.

A red flag warning has been in effect all day in the Southern Tier, and Glen Aubrey Fire Chief Gary Smith says it’s important to follow the rules on days like this.

“There’s a burn ban in effect for a reason. It’s dry, people think because we got a lot of rain the ground is wet, the stuff on top is not wet it’s still dry. Until these trees green up and the grass greens up you just gotta use your head. Don’t do it.”

Fire departments on scene include Glen Aubrey, the Town of Lisle, the Town of Maine, and Chenango Bridge. New York State Forest Rangers were also on scene.

No one was injured.