EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A portion of Route 70 in Burlington County was closed late Wednesday afternoon due to downed wires that sparked a fire.

Route 70 was closed in both directions for a period of time from the Route 73 overpass to Locust Avenue due to the downed wires, which caused a large fire on the side of the road.

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Route 70 is now open, but Maple Avenue remains closed between Cambridge Avenue and Route 70.

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Police were called to the scene just before 5 p.m.


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No injuries have been reported.