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Brush fire burns hillside on I-205 in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A fire charred the hillside along Interstate 205 in Vancouver.

FOX 12 viewers started calling the newsroom to report the brush fire at 6:30 p.m. Images from the scene showed at least two portions of the grass near the northbound Mill Plain exit blackened by the fire.

Washington State Patrol said a backfiring car caused the fire. The driver stopped at the scene and has not been cited.

"It was a lot of smoke.  I couldn't even see anything so it was coming nearby so much and I cannot even see anything," nearby business owner Makhan Uppal said.

He ended up using a hose outside to douse the flames.  He said he was relieved when firefighters arrived.

The fire was out by 8 p.m.  Firefighters said there were no injuries or damage.

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