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Car fire cleared after snarling traffic on I-5 in Seattle at I-90

SEATTLE – A car fire Monday morning was cleared just before 1 p.m. after causing major backups on  Interstate 5 in Seattle.

The fire was on southbound I-5 at I-90, and flared up several times after crews appeared to put it out. There was no immediate word on any injuries.

At one point, the backup was more than four miles southbound and more than two miles northbound.

Fire crews and the Washington State Patrol were on the scene.