Brush fire on Hoople Avenue

Cornwall firefighters drag in hoses Monday, April 4, 2016 as flames leap up a fence from a debris fire behind a home on Hoople Avenue. The fire damaged part of the fence. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Drier conditions coupled with a brisk wind made for the right conditions to feed a brush fire behind some homes on Hoople Avenue Monday night.

Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Hoople where flames were shooting up from the brush and debris behind a back yard fence.

They were able to quickly put out the fire which damaged the wooden fence at the back of the property.

Hoople Avenue was down to a single lane of traffic to allow firefighters to put down hoses on the street.

The Cornwall Fire Department wrapped up at the scene around 6:50 p.m.

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