KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE
A truck carrying large bales of hay caught fire on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 1400 hours PDT, causing a brush fire.
The location of the incident is on I-90 westbound at mile post 125, approximately 15 miles East of Ellensburg, Washington. This is near the Ryegrass Rest Area. The brush fire is on the shoulder, moving East.
3 acres. 0% containment.
WA DNR 2 helicopters (from Ellensburg) and 4 engines. 1 dozer and local fire districts are on-scene.
Due to poor visibility on WB I-90, all lanes have been shutdown. Traffic is being diverted to the Old Vantage Highway. There is no ETA on when the roadway will be reopened.
The current weather is 86*F temp, 29% RH, Winds are NW 23 mph and there is a 10 mile-visibility.
(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – updated 1630 Hours PDT