Brush fire forces closure of I-90 near Vantage

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VANTAGE, Wash. – A brush fire kept coming back to life and forcing officials to close lanes of I-90 east of Ellensburg Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Darren Wright said brush and a motorhome were on fire at milepost 126 near the Vantage Bridge.

It is possible the fire in the RV may have sparked the brush fire.

A WSDOT traffic camera in the area showed empty lanes and smokey conditions.

At one point in the afternoon, I-90 was reopened.

But the fire came back to life Tuesday night and forced the closure of I-90 again between Exit 115 and the Columbia River.

Late Tuesday night, the State Patrol was preparing to reopen the westbound lanes of I-90.



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