SARANAC LAKE - The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire on the shoulder of state Route 86, just past Adirondack Medical Center, at 7:51 p.m. Sunday with three trucks and 18 members.
Firefighters said the blaze scorched a 30-by-300-foot area along the road.
A discarded cigarette is believed to have been the cause, firefighters said.
(Photo — Carolyn Bryson)
They extinguished the fire and returned to their station by 8:58 p.m.