Fire burning near Tri-Cities bringing smokey air to Spokane

Courtesy of Washington State Patrol Trooper C. Thorson via Twitter 

MESA, Wash. - A fire burning near the Tri-Cities, coupled with gust winds means smoke has been blowing over the Spokane area Monday evening. 

KNDU reports multiple agencies have responded to the reported 500-plus acre fire in Mesa, Washington. The fire is dangerously close to Highway 395, milepost 70. 

Washington State Patrol District 4 says the fire started with a semi truck and unloaded trailer that were fully engulfed before the flames spread to surrounding fields.