RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — What appeared to be a brush fire broke out along I-440 near Poole Road on Saturday afternoon.
The fire was reported around 5:34 p.m. The blaze was along the inner lanes of I-440 on the southern side of Poole Road.
Three Raleigh fire units responded to the scene: Engines 10, 11 and 12.
Firefighters don’t have a definitive cause, but believe the fire started by a discarded cigarette or something similar, officials said.
The blaze took about 10 minutes to put out and was contained to the area around the exit.
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