Wildfire causes numerous crashes in Monroe Co.

Crashes occurred near Warrens

Law enforcement officers have closed a section of a highway in Monroe County after a number of crashes caused by a smoky wildfire.

Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said there are multiple crashes, some with injuries, on Highway 173 near Warrens. Authorities say a grass fire sent smoke over the highway and reduced visibility.

WKBT-TV reports the road is closed from Highway 21 to county highway HH.