Large brush fire causes multi-vehicle crash, closes part of I-485 in Mint Hill

Crews battle brush fire off of I-485
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 at 2:01 PM EST
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MINT HILL, NC (WBTV) - Part of Interstate 485 was shut down in Mint Hill Tuesday afternoon after a large brush fire caused a multi-vehicle accident.

The brush fire broke out before 1:45 p.m. off I-485 near Highway 218. A few minutes later, a multi-vehicle accident happened, closing I-485 between Lawyers Road and Highway 218.

Matthews Fire & EMS says numerous crews are on the interstate and they warn to "use extreme caution in the area."

Fire officials also say those traveling in the area can expect limited visibility.

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