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Car fire over Interstate 205 bridge blocks traffic

By , Columbian environment and transportation reporter
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A car burns on the Interstate 205 bridge northbound Wednesday afternoon.
A car burns on the Interstate 205 bridge northbound Wednesday afternoon. (Linda Lutes/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

A car caught fire on Interstate 205 northbound into Washington Wednesday afternoon, delaying rush-hour traffic.

The fire was reported around 5 p.m., and it blocked the two right lanes of the roadway and billowed smoke over the Interstate 205 Bridge.

Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman said no one was hurt, and troopers with Washington State Patrol took over then had the car towed.

The roadway wasn’t cleared until about 45 minutes later, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Columbian environment and transportation reporter

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