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Vehicle starts highway brush fires

The brush fires scorched various patches between mile markers 155 and 161 on Interstate 40/85, authorities said.

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A malfunctioning vehicle that pulled off the highway Friday morning started several brush fires, authorities said.

The brush fires scorched various patches between mile markers 155 and 161 on Interstate 40/85, authorities said. Fire departments from Mebane, Efland and Hillsborough put out the fires.

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