Multiple brush fires along Route 7 in Brookfield have been extinguished. Both volunteer fire companies responded to the area just south of exit 12 yesterday afternoon. Fire officials say a cigar was found among the pile of burned brush. Responding crews extinguished “multiple spot fires” along the highway. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection previously issued a warning of increased forest fire danger due to below-average rainfall. Crews were on scene for about half an hour.