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Vehicle starts highway brush fires

Posted January 2, 2009 11:59 a.m. EST

— 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.