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SR 99 now open near Everett after crews battled fire in roadway

EVERETT, Wash. — First responders fully blocked Northbound State Route 99 near Everett Wednesday while crews fought a fire in the roadway.

Traffic used the center turn lane to avoid the flames while Everett firefighters extinguished them.

It is currently unclear what caused the fire.

The roadway reopened just after 1 p.m.