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Firefighters battle brush fire that could have threatened buildings

A grass fire rages on an empty lot to the rear of the Pecan Grove Corporate Center off Newton Road across from the Albany Regional Airport at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. Albany Fire Department Firefighters arrived within minutes and put the fire under control.

A grass fire rages on an empty lot to the rear of the Pecan Grove Corporate Center off Newton Road across from the Albany Regional Airport at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. Albany Fire Department Firefighters arrived within minutes and put the fire under control.

ALBANY — A brush fire that licked trees, blazed through high dry weeds and spewed thick black smoke met its match at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. The fire raged in an empty lot at the rear of the Pecan Grove Corporate Center across Newton Road from the Albany Regional Airport.

Albany Fire Department firefighters went right to work on arrival, spraying water to drown the flames. The grass fire didn’t have a chance.