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'Out of control' fire closes highway near Jefferson

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JEFFERSON COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Jefferson Fire Department is on the scene of a large brush fire right now.

This is in the marshy area off of U.S. 18 east of Jefferson. Firefighters are still battling the flames and expect to be at the scene for hours.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says this was originally a controlled burn that is now "out of control." It has been upgraded with a 5th alarm fire.

U.S. 18 is blocked in both directions from County Y to Paradise Road.

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