Vernon brush fire contained, but still burning

Firefighters are working to extinguish a brush fire burning in Highland Lakes. (4/22/14)

HIGHLAND LAKES - Firefighters have contained a brush fire burning in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Township, but are still working to extinguish it.

The fire was first reported last night on a ridge behind the A&P store on Route 515, according to Vernon police. 

State forest fire officials say the fire grew to more than 75 acres.

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Crews will work to put out the remaining flames.

Authorities say there was no danger to any homes or businesses in the area.

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