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Beginning at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo fire fighters were called to put out a series of brush fires along railroad tracks from the city’s Black Rock area to the East Side.

The fires were between Military Road and Elmwood Avenue in the Black Rock area, between Delaware Avenue and Linden Avenue in North Buffalo and behind Northland Avenue just east of Fillmore Avenue. Fire officials were investigating the cause of the fires as CSX Rail officials insisted none of their trains passing through the city were the problem.

Also early Thursday afternoon the Town Line Fire Department of Lancaster put out a grass fire in the first block of Pavement Road that apparently resulted from a utility company transformer blowing up.

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