HOUSTON -- A grass fire broke out along the Southwest Freeway during the Tuesday morning rush hour commute.

The Houston Fire Department responded to an exit ramp near Bissonnet shortly after 7 a.m.

By 7:30 a.m. most of the tall flames had been reduced to white smoke.

Traffic was delayed in both directions as drivers slowed down to see what was going on.

There s no early word on what caused the fire.

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