Brush fire at park snarls Vets Highway traffic

A brush fire at a county park closed at least one lane in each direction on Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge for a couple of hours Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.

The fire at Blydenburgh Park, reported to police at 5:42 a.m., closed the right lane westbound and the left lane eastbound and backed up traffic on the roadway during the morning rush hour, a police spokeswoman said.

She had no details on the fire, but said all lanes of the roadway were reopened to traffic at about 8 a.m.

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ALERTS: Get newsletters and alerts, the state Department of Transportation website, said the fire was in the "vicinity of the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge" and the traffic issue was resolved at 7:58 a.m.

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