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Major brush fire in NJ disrupts train transit

Brush fires in New Jersey disrupted Amtrak Northeast service in the area Tuesday afternoon, according to official reports.

WNBC reported that there were two separate brush fires in the region: One in Secaucus and one in Kearny.

The National Weather Service had issued a "red flag warning" for potential brush fires in the tri-state area, as wind gusts were projected to get up to 30 miles per hour in the area.

New Jersey Transit said on its website that service between Newark and New York was suspended because of the fire.

A brush fire has shut down NJ transit and the Northeast Corridor on April 19, 2016.
Source: Total Traffic and Weather
A brush fire has shut down NJ transit and the Northeast Corridor on April 19, 2016.

Area officials are working to contain the fire, according to WNBC, and the burn in Secaucus is the larger of the two — it has spread to both sides of the train tracks.

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