Fire departments from six communities are battling a brush fire this afternoon in Bellingham off route 495.
The blaze broke out about 5.30 p.m. in a wooded area near Exit 18 and 19 off the interstate.
No injuries are reported but authorities are worried about the fire spreading near homes.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag throughout the region warning because of high winds and dry weather conditions in the area.
-- Globe City & Region staff
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