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Smoke on the Freeway, No Fire in the Sky

A lot of smoke, and a little fire, slowed things to a crawl on the Southwest Freeway this afternoon.

It could have been a lot worse if it had all happened an hour or two from now, given Houston drivers' penchant to rubberneck any little distraction that spices up their commute.

The fire happened between Richmond and 59 near where the Art Institute is headquartered.

The Houston Fire Department database for incidents is glitchy at the moment, so the always-crucial information on how many units responded to the incident is unavailable.

But the blaze, such as it was, was put out quickly, and should not affect the afternoon commute. We hope.

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