Wildfire disrupts traffic on Interstate 90 near Spokane
Aug. 06, 2018
DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) — A small wildfire has disrupted traffic on Interstate 90 in both directions west of the Spokane suburb of Medical Lake.
The Washington State Patrol says one lane of westbound I-90 remains open. All lanes of eastbound I-90 were closed Monday afternoon and traffic was diverted into the town of Cheney.
The Silver Lake fire was first reported Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a wildfire burning near Davenport has destroyed six structures and seven outbuildings. The state Department of Natural Resources on Monday updated the destructiveness of the Angel Springs Fire.
The agency previously said the 7 square mile fire (19 square kilometers) had destroyed two structures. The higher number is the result of better access to burned areas, and does not represent new losses.
The fire is 15 percent contained.