Crews contain I-90 wildfire west of George

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GEORGE, Wash. (AP) -- Fire crews have contained a wildfire burning along Interstate 90 in central Washington.

The fire is still burning in grass and sagebrush on the south side of the highway, about 5 miles west of George at milepost 141.

But Kyle Foreman of Grant County Emergency Management says crews have built lines entirely around the fire. They also kept it from burning onto an adjoining, high-value wheat field.

The fire has burned about 50 acres. The cause is unknown.

Foreman says the highway is still open, and traffic doesn't appear to be affected.