Wildfire closes Interstate 90 near Kittitas

July 19, 2018

KITTITAS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have closed Interstate 90 east of Ellensburg because of a fast-moving brush fire.

The Washington State Patrol says the now-named Boylston fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday seven miles (11 kilometers) east of Kittitas.

Trooper Brian Moore says the fire jumped the median to the westbound side of the interstate. Traffic was being diverted in both directions.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it was sending firefighters, airplanes and helicopters to assist local firefighters.

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