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100 Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Owego

Written By: Kellie Meyer

Over 100 firefighters battled a brush fire in Owego, which took several hours to get under control.

100 Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Owego

April 14, 2014

TIOGA COUNTY (WENY) -- Over 15 fire departments and 100 firefighters battled a large brush fire in Owego over the weekend.
    The woods fire broke out around 12:30 PM Sunday afternoon behind 899 Tilbury Hill Road and in the area of State Route 17C. It took several hours to get the fire under control. Fire crews wrapped up near 8:00 PM last night. About 21 acres of woods, brush and leaves were burnt.    
     No homes were damaged from the fire and no one was injured. The cause is still under investigation.