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Firefighters battle grass fire on Government Island; campers evacuated

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ODOT image of smoke from Government Island grass fire. ODOT image of smoke from Government Island grass fire.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Firefighters battled a grass fire on Government Island, just west of the I-205 Bridge, on Wednesday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene at around 1:30 p.m.

By 2 p.m., firefighters said the fire was roughly a half mile long, but not very deep.

Some campers on the island were evacuated by fire boat personnel. There were no reports of any injuries.

The cause is under investigation.

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