CONGERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A brush fire erupted Monday morning next to freight train tracks in Congers.

The brush fire broke out at around 10:45 a.m. in the back area of several homes on North Harrison Avenue, according to Clarkstown Police.

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The fire spread throughout the area, along a fence which borders the CSX freight train rail road line, and to a shed.

Police halted CSX train traffic while firefighters battled the blaze.

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The bulk of the fire was out by 11:45 a.m.