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Brush Fire Burns 15 Acres Of Land On Danbury's Bear Mountain

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DANBURY, Conn. – A brush fire off Bear Mountain Road in Danbury was brought under control by about 4:30 p.m. Friday but not before it consumed about 15 acres of woodland, according to the .

The fire started at about 3 p.m. Friday, and swirling winds complicated efforts to fight the blaze, according to the report. About 15 acres burned near the Danbury and New Fairfield border.

One woman was transported to Danbury Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured.

Crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's forestry division stayed at the scene into the evening to ensure that hot spots did not reignite, the story said. The cause of the brush fire was under investigation.

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