Brush Fire Out Near Route 8 in Beacon Falls

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    Fire crews are responding to Route 8 northbound in Beacon Falls, where a brush fire is burning near the highway.

    Emergency crews have put out a large brush fire burning near Route 8 in Beacon Falls, according to the fire department.

    The right lane on the northbound side of Route 8 was closed between exits 24 and 25 due to smoke conditions caused by the fire's proximity to the highway.

    The lane was blocked off around 3:30 p.m. and was shut down until just after 5 p.m., when the fire was completely snuffed out, police said.

    Beacon Hills fire officials said the company called in mutual aid.