Firefighters were sent to several locations along on westbound Interstate 40 late Monday morning to put out a string of small grass fires that sprang up next to the highway.
The cause of the fires was unknown.
Firefighters from several departments used conventional engines and smaller brush trucks to put out the flames, which left blackened areas along the interstate in the area of Page Road and Miami Boulevard.
Traffic was slowed because of the fire equipment along the shoulder.
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Firefighters headed back to their stations by 12:15, they reported.