Brush fire contained after raging through Orange County

Local fire officials say the blaze grew to a four-alarm fire just before 3:30 p.m. (4/24/14)

CORNWALL - Firefighters are containing a brush fire that raged through Orange County Thursday.

Local fire officials say the blaze grew to a four-alarm fire just before 3:30 p.m. Crews lined the woods along Route 9 West several miles north of West Point.

There were concerns for at least one home in the area, and at one point the fire got so close to the West Shore Railroad tracks that freight line CSX was asked to halt all rail traffic.

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The area has been under a red flag warning for brush fires due to the dry windy conditions, which made the fire tough to contain for the dozens of fire crews on the ground.

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