UPDATE: Crews Battling Wildfire Near Ellensburg

Updated: Crews in Kittitas County are finishing containment on a 1,996 acre fire.

Department of Natural Resources crews say four helicopters and local fire crews from around the county are working to contain the fire about 5 miles south of Ellensburg.

Parts of I-82 were closed for several hours, but reopened just after 9 p.m. 

The fire is 80 percent contained, DNR believes it will be 100 percent contained by days end. 

Twelve power poles were burned leaving two businesses and a ranch without power. Power crews are working to restore their electricity.

Cell phone towers and television antennas on top of a ridge near the burn went unharmed. 

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