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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., 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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