The brush fire began on the side of the highway at Portland Avenue and quickly spread toward Vickery Boulevard.
A house caught fire in Lakewood on Friday evening as a brushfire stretched to a half-mile along Highway 512, closing the westbound lanes for a few hours.
The extent of damage to the house was not clear, but Washington state troopers did help evacuate some people who were inside, according to a Washington state Patrol spokesperson.
No injuries were immediately reported.
The fire began around 5 p.m. on the side of the highway at Portland Avenue and quickly spread toward Vickery Boulevard.
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The lanes were reopened at 8 p.m. and the fire was considered extinguished around the same time, according to a tweet from the State Patrol.
The fire spread to a second structure and a vehicle, although no information was released on the extent of the damage or type of structure.
As a precaution, many counties including King have put burn bans in place. Temperatures are forecast to remain in the mid-80s this weekend.