- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GEORGE, Wash. (AP) - State transportation officials say Interstate 90 in Grant County has reopened in both directions Tuesday morning.

A 17-mile stretch of highway was closed Monday after blowing dust and smoke from a brush fire made it unsafe for drivers.

A spokesman with the Grant County sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning that the fire has burned up to 900 acres and did not grow rapidly overnight. Kyle Foreman says hundreds of firefighters are on scene. No new evacuation notices have been issued. About 50 homes were briefly evacuated Monday.

A trailer full of hay burned on the road next to I-90. No injuries have been reported.

The brush fire started Sunday night and reignited Monday afternoon, closing the interstate between Vantage and near the town of George, Washington.


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