VIDEO: Grant County (WA) Brush Fire Now at 800 Acres


By Tina Patel

George (WA) — Crews were still working Monday night on a brush fire in Grant County that has already burned 800 acres and closed Interstate 90.

The fire moved into an area where there was not as much fuel, so homes are no longer being threatened and all the mandatory evacuations have been lifted. Monday afternoon, the winds picked up and clouds of smoke covered I-90.

It was frustrating for drivers who crossed the Columbia River, who then found themselves stranded. They couldn’t see the fire, so they didn’t know why the highway was closed.

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