I-90 westbound reopens at Vantage after brush fire closure

Courtesy Molly Burns.

I-90 westbound at Vantage fully reopened Sunday morning after heavy smoke from a brush fire closed the main east-west interstate going west Saturday afternoon.

The Ryegrass fire had burned at least 100 acres about 15 miles east of Ellensburg.  Officials say the fire was started by a hay truck, which caught fire.  

The State Department of Natural Resources utilized three choppers, four engines and a bulldozer to finally put out the fire.

KING 5 viewer Molly Burns captured the fire on video as she drove by.

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