Bourne fire officials said the cause of a brush fire that broke out on Route 6 remains unknown.

Firefighters responded to fire just before 5 PM Thursday, October 24. Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Ryan M. Haden reported that the fire broke out on the mid-Cape Highway at the Bourne-Sandwich town line, just before Sagamore Bridge.

The fire was along a 300-foot stretch of guard rail on the mid-Cape Highway, and extended approximately 10 to 12 feet in from the road, Deputy Chief Haden said.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, he said. He said that a wooden post that held the guard rail in place was damaged by the fire and will need to be replaced.

Deputy Chief Haden said that firefighters were on the scene for about an hour knocking down the fire. Traffic was reduced to one lane heading toward the bridge while the fire was being put out, he said.

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