Brush fire tangles traffic on 104, Sandy Shore Road

CHIMACUM — Sandy Shore Road is closed to all through traffic and the westbound lane of state Highway 104 is closed because of a 5-acre brush fire.

Traffic impacts on Highway 104 are expected until about 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. tonight, said Joe Smillie, state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spokesman.

The fire began at about 1 p.m. today and was moving northeast from Highway 104 off to the right of the westbound lanes of at Sandy Shore Road near Milepost 6. Alternating traffic through one lane of Highway 104 is in effect now. Traffic is backed up for about 2 miles, according to the State Patrol.

The fire is about 90 percent contained, Smillie said.

Fire units from Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties are assisting DNR, which will probably have engines at the site throughout the night, Smillie said.

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