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Condos damaged in Connecticut brush fire

April 11, 2012 5:03:12 AM PDT
The dry weather led to brush fires in Connecticut, with a fire in the wetlands of Milford caused minor damage to some nearby condos.

It also destroyed a boardwalk that runs through the wetlands.

Fire forced the shutdown of Metro-North service Monday night, but trains have been running normally since then.

The first started next to the tracks and was fueled by discarded railroad ties that Metro-North workers dump along the tracks. They are soaked in creosote, which means they can burn for a long time.

Firefighters expect hot spots to smolder for days, and they will be monitoring the situation.

No injuries were reported.

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