SHERWOOD, OR (KPTV) - A brush fire burning on both sides of the roadway shut down Highway 99W in Sherwood on Friday.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue tweeted just after 10 a.m. that the highway was closed in both directions at Southwest Chapman Road and Southwest Sunset Boulevard due to the brush fire.

The fire was quickly brought under control. Crews remained on scene to extinguish any hot spots

The cause of the fire is under investigation. TVF&R did say "callers to 911 did report a vehicle backfiring, which may have ignited the vegetation. This goes to show how dry vegetation is right now and how easily it can catch fire."

Highway 99W reopened around 11:30 a.m. 

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Frederick Fukov

Wait a does a vehicle traveling in one direction, that experiences some backfiring, spark fires on BOTH sides of the road? That doesn't make sense.

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