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Brush fire ties up traffic on I-85

SUWANEE -- Smoke from an early afternoon brush fire slowed traffic on Interstate 85 near Old Peachtree Road on Friday.

At about 12:40 p.m., firefighters found two large areas ablaze on the southbound side of the highway, officials said.

Between 1 and 2 acres were scorched, said Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge, but no vehicles or structures were damaged.

No injuries were reported.

The exact cause was unknown.