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Brush fire off I-90 east of Ellensburg fully lined

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GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

Update: Washington Department of Natural Resources says a fire burning off of I-90 near Ryegrass has been fully lined and is under control after burning about 120 acres east of Ellensburg. Westbound lanes of I-90 have been reopened and the traffic backup has cleared after stop-and-go traffic caused a backup earlier Sunday.

Fire crews will remain on scene Sunday night to monitor the fire for any hot spots. 

Previous coverage:

Firefighters are working to extinguish a brush fire off I-90 near Ryegrass in Grant County on Sunday.

Washington Department of Natural Resources report they are working with local resources to get the fire under control.

Trooper Brian Moore with Washington State Patrol reports the fire started as a vehicle fire before spreading to a nearby hillside. Delays are expected while fire crews work to contain the fire.

We are working to confirm additional details. As we learn more we will update this story.

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