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Vehicle fires slow traffic on I-5, I-205

No one hurt in car fire south of Woodland, pickup fire on I-205

By , Columbian environment and transportation reporter
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A Thursday afternoon car fire, seen here, blocked northbound traffic on Interstate 5 for a time south of Woodland.
A Thursday afternoon car fire, seen here, blocked northbound traffic on Interstate 5 for a time south of Woodland. (Jon Wells) Photo Gallery

Vehicle fires snarled traffic on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 on Thursday afternoon, the first burning a sedan just south of the northbound Interstate 5 exit to Woodland.

Starting around 2:30 p.m., a burning 2000 Dodge Intrepid and emergency responders blocked the right and center lanes. No one was hurt, Washington State Trooper Will Finn said.

The scene was cleared around 3:10 p.m. Finn said the car apparently had been abandoned; its owner contacted him later Thursday afternoon.

A second vehicle fire and firefighting efforts, around 4:10 p.m., blocked one lane of southbound Interstate 205 south of Padden Parkway.

The burning Mercury station wagon had a lane blocked for about 10 minutes, Finn said. No one was hurt.

Columbian environment and transportation reporter

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