Emergency crews extingush a small fire along Wash. Hwy. 142 at milepost 8. Photo by Bryan Dorr, Aug. 30, 2010.

Small fire extinguished near Klickitat

By Bryan Dorr
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010, 9:45 p.m. PDT

NEAR KLICKITAT, Wash.-Emergency crews extinguished a small roadside fire along Washington Hwy. 142 around 5 p.m. this evening.

The small blaze charred the grass on a steep slope along Hwy. 142 at milepost 8.

Highway traffic was stopped as crews extinguished the fire.

After the fire was put out, the highway reopened for passage at 5:15 p.m.

The cause of the blaze is not known.

The small roadside fire was a few miles north of the Highway 8 Fire that started last week. With a spot of smoke or two, much of the Highway 8 Fire appears to be out.

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