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Brush fire covers I-5 with smoke in south Tacoma, backs up traffic

A brush fire blocked traffic Sunday near northbound Interstate 5 and 56th Street in Tacoma.
A brush fire blocked traffic Sunday near northbound Interstate 5 and 56th Street in Tacoma. Courtesy

A brush fire Sunday along Interstate 5 sent smoke over the freeway at South 56th Street and slowed traffic for over an hour.

Tacoma fire crews extinguished the blaze just before 8 p.m.

The fire was on the east side of the freeway.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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