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Manchester firefighters put out brush fire

MANCHESTER — Wind blowing fire toward a 70-foot ravine off Goffes Falls Road helped Manchester firefighters contain and put out a brush fire Tuesday afternoon.

District Fire Chief Jim Michael said the fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. and was under control about 1:15.

Michael said firefighters approached the fire, to the west of the main post office, from both that property and down Auto Center Road and through Ryder Truck.

Jim Kozack, who works in claims and inquiries at the post office, said firefighters also bridged a barbed-wire fence to attack the fire to the west of the bulk-mail facility.

Michael said an 8-to 12-inch deep brook at the bottom of the ravine provided a water source for portable pumps used to supplement brush-fire trucks. He said about an acre was burned.

Michael said the airport was notified because there was a light haze over the airport early on, before firefighters arrived, but it did not pose a threat to operations.

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