PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Interstate 84 is back open after a wildfire near Baker City shut down the roadway.
Crews reportedly worked to put out the fire near Pendelton and Baker City, but high winds created challenges for the firefighting effort.
Officials initially closed down I-84 in both directions, however westbound lanes re-opened just after 5 p.m. and ODOT announced eastbound lanes opened just before 7:30 p.m.
Additionally, traffic restrictions from OR 204 and OR 245 have been removed, ODOT said.
Officials say crews may still be in the wildfire area between mile post 364 and 367.
It’s unclear what started the fire at this time.
This is a developing story.