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Several departments fight brush fire in Argyle

ARGYLE (AP) -- Firefighters remain on the scene of a brush fire in eastern New York that has spread to a storage area for used tires.
 
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/10MAFGX ) that the fire is still burning Monday morning near the intersection of Route 197 and Route 44 in the rural Washington County town of Argyle, 40 miles north of Albany. Fire crews and state Department of Environmental Conservation employees are at the scene.
 
The fire began as a brush fire Sunday, when high winds helped spread fires at homes and fields in several upstate communities. The Argyle blaze spread to an area where used tires are stored.
 
The Washington County Department of Public Safety has issued an advisory about smoke, warning that burning tires can produce toxic smoke.
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   Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

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ARGYLE – Several fire departments were called to a brush fire Sunday.

Smoke could be seen coming from a wooded area along Route 197.

Route 197 from Route 43 and Route 44 were shut down as fire departments battled the brush fire.