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Brush fire in Clinton Township burns 2-3 acres

A field along Cherry Valley Road appeared charred after firefighters fought a brush fire for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon. Irina Bucur/Butler Eagle

CLINTON TWP — A field along Cherry Valley Road appeared charred after firefighters fought a brush fire for nearly two hours Wednesday afternoon.

About 2 or 3 acres of grasses and woods were burned in front of a home in the 300 block of the road, Saxonburg Fire Chief Chris Dean said at the scene. No buildings were damaged in the fire.

Dean said the fire was the result of a homeowner burning weeds in dry conditions. Brush fires are common amid the dry season, he said, and he noted that “very mild winter conditions” contribute to the dryness.

He advised residents not to burn materials during this time, or any time that grasses and organic material are dry.

According to Dean, Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene along with West Deer Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 and West Deer Volunteer Fire Department No. 2 from Allegheny County.

He said the fire was reported at 2:48 p.m. Fire trucks began to leave around 4 p.m.

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