Wildfire south of Ellensburg 100 percent contained

Wildfire south of Ellensburg 100 percent contained
In this aerial photo, smoke billows from a wildfire in the Manastash Ridge area of central Washington Thursday, July 3, 2014, near Ellensburg, Wash. The blaze was reported about Thursday afternoon and has so far burned across about 2,000 acres of sagebrush, temporarily closing a nearby eastbound section of Interstate 82. Jim Duck, at the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center, said five helicopters were fighting the fire with help from several bulldozers and several dozen firefighters and said that no homes are threatened. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that burned sagebrush and grass south of Ellensburg in central Washington is completely contained.

Debbie Robinson with the state Department of Natural Resources said Saturday morning that the actual size of the blaze was half what was initially reported. She said crews using a GPS unit in the air measured it at about 2,000 acres, or about 3 square miles.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. No homes were threatened.

Robinson says crews will be monitoring the area Saturday but did not anticipate problems.

A section of eastbound Interstate 82 was closed for about three hours Thursday night due to the smoky fire in the Manastash Ridge area. It reopened when the fire was no longer close to the roadway.