Albemarle brush fire fully contained

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Three engines and crews from multiple agencies controlled the blaze at the edges, containing the fire to about an acre or less, according to Chula Vista Fire Department Captain Charles Kuniyoshi.

People from 13 different agencies helped fight the brush fire.

Just before noon Saturday, emergency personnel were called to the area near the intersection of Valley Road and Highridge Park Road, Cass Township, for a brush fire.

The fire broke out near a shopping center on National City Boulevard around 11 a.m.

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Flames fanned by blustery gusts and fed by desiccated foliage burned some 300 acres of southern Albemarle brush Thursday evening and into Friday morning, county fire and rescue officials said.

The fire has burned at least 15 acres and continues to grow.

Firefighters say the fire was not caused by severe weather.

Several brush fires had been reported in Allegheny County, a dispatcher said. No injuries, fire is contained at this time.

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