The fire was called in shortly after noon and started in the vicinity of milepost 276 on the north side of the freeway near the Geiger Boulevard exit.
The state patrol, the state Department of Transportation and fire crews responded to the scene, and the fire was brought under control after more than an hour.
You know what is cool about this story. The Spokesman Review linked to our new SRTMC web site so their readers could view the fire live. it’s always nice to feel needed in that way… Ok, here is the SRTMC website just in case you are interested.