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Fire scorches brush in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A late-night brush fire along a southeast Portland road torched trees and lit up the night sky.

Firefighters were called to the area of SE 57th Avenue and SE Harney Drive about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

One neighbor told FOX 12 he was sitting on his front porch when he saw the flames spreading up an embankment toward at least one home.

He said his friends called 911 and he rushed up the hill to inform neighbors about the fire.

Crews quickly put out the flames. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

With continued dry conditions and more gusty winds expected today, a red flag warning remains in effect for the area until 6 p.m.

The warning means an official ban on all outdoor burning, including recreational campfires and outdoor fireplaces.

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