Brush fires stall traffic on I-5 in Everett

EVERETT — A couple of brush fires were doing their best to mangle the southbound commute out of Everett on Tuesday afternoon.

Several small fires apparently were caused by a car with an automotive problem along I-5 near 47th Street SE, Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson said. No injuries were reported.

State traffic-monitoring cameras showed a lot of smoke and lingering traffic headaches in the area as of 4:45 p.m.

Crews were working on the hot spots, Robinson said. The Washington State Patrol also was reporting some lane closures.

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