Eastbound I-90 near Kittitas reopens nearly 24 hours after closure due to brush fire

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Eastbound Interstate 90 reopened Friday afternoon near Kittitas, about 24 hours after closure due to a huge brush fire.

By Friday morning, the Boylston Fire had grown to about 70,000 acres.  It was just 3,000 acres the night before.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said it sent engines, three airplanes and two helicopters to the fast-moving brush fire along I-90.

Eastbound motorists had been directed to get off the highway at Exit 115.

Five structures have burned.  None of them were homes.

Q13 News Meteorologist M.J. McDermott said a Fire Weather Warning was issued Friday for much of Central Washington.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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