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Fire blocks lanes of westbound I-90

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A fire that started in brush before spreading to timber and debris closed two lanes of westbound I-90 near Geiger for nearly an hour Monday afternoon.

WSP says the fire started between the Geiger exit and Highway 2 exit.

The fire was causing a large amount of white smoke to fill the air when it started burning assorted debris from a nearby business causing black smoke to go up. A trailer was also destroyed in the fire.

As of 1:40 Monday afternoon, it appeared that fire crews have a handle on the fire that broke out around noon.

Fire officials say the fire grew to 7.2 acres before crews were able to get a handle on it.

Crews from Spokane International Airport assisted state and local agencies in battling the fire.

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