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Firefighters battle brush fire near Route 14 in Hartford (video)

  • Emergency officials responded to a brush fire near Route 14 in Hartford, Vt., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Emergency officials responded to a brush fire near Route 14 in Hartford, Vt., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hartford Fire Lt. Jack Hedges hoses down a brush fire along Route 14 in Hartford, Vt., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Officials believe the fire was started by a tree fell on power lines during a windy day. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff report
Wednesday, April 03, 2019

HARTFORD — Firefighters are battling a brush fire near Route 14 and Watson Dog Park.

The fire in between downtown White River Junction and Hartford Village sent large columns of smoke visible from Interstate 91.

Tanker trunks from adjoining towns were called to the scene. Winds of about 20 mph hampered efforts to extinguish the fire, which authorities believe may have started when a tree fell on a power line.

A number of spectators lined up across the White River along Route 4 to watch the fire.

Posted at 5:10 p.m.  Updated at 6:15 p.m.



Video courtesy Justin Galenski.