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Update: Fire along I-84 in Glenns Ferry contained

Interstate 84 near Glenns Ferry reopened Monday after a wildfire closed portions of the road Sunday night.

Crews with the federal Bureau of Land Management worked overnight to contain the fire, which burned 600 acres of grass and brush on both sides of the freeway. Smoke from the blaze, which was reported at about 8 p.m., caused officials to close the freeway between Mile Posts 118 and 121.

The fire was contained about 2 a.m. Monday. Officials said they believe it will be extinguished by 4 p.m.

No evacuations were ordered and only out-buildings were threatened. The cause of the fire, on BLM and private land, has not yet been determined. There were reports of lightning in the area Sunday evening.

Twenty-two firefighters, six engines, a water tender and a bulldozer were brought in to work the fire.

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