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Firefighters battle Government Island brush fire

Portland firefighters battled a large grass fire on Government Island Monday afternoon that was spreading to bushes and trees.

Several people driving in the area reported the fire at about 1:20 p.m. Portland Fire & Rescue crews were ferried to the island on fire boats to fight the blaze.

The right northbound lane of Interstate 205 on the Glenn Jackson Bridge remains was closed as firefighters respond to the blaze.

The fire was brought under control at about 5:46 p.m., with firefighters doing mop-up on the site. Crews are keeping an eye out for embers that could start more fires.