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Crews use fire boat to battle brush fire near Ross Island Bridge

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a brush fire along the east side of the Willamette River on Saturday afternoon.

PF&R said the fire was south of the Ross Island Bridge.

The fire spread quickly and reached about a half acre in size.

PF&R said due to the limited access to a fire hydrant in the area, they had a fire boat respond.

The boat was able to draft water from the river and help extinguish the fire.

Springwater Trail was temporarily closed to keep pedestrians safe.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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