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Barge carrying recyclables and scrap metal catches fire in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon

A barge caught fire Wednesday evening on the

A barge caught fire Wednesday evening on the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon. (August 27, 2014 10:56 PM)

A barge caught fire Wednesday evening on the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon.

The fire started just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. The barge was carrying recyclables and scrap metal, along with junk cars.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire to the barge. Officials say they are waiting to bring a crane in so they can lift the debris off of it. The barge belongs to Pascap Scrap Recyclers...

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