Firefighters extinguish brush fires along I-540


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) —  Two large brush fires caused traffic problems on I-540 eastbound near Gresham Lake Road on Saturday afternoon.

Around noon, several units had responded to the scene, and at least one lane was closed near the Gresham Lake Road overpass.  Several homes were close to one of the fires, but were not threatened.

By 12:45 p.m. the two brush fires were out and all lanes were reopened.

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