Debbie Robinson with the state Department of Natural Resources said Saturday morning that the actual size of the blaze was half what was initially reported. She said crews using a GPS unit in the air measured it at about 2,000 acres, or about 3 square miles.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation. No homes were threatened.
Robinson says crews will be monitoring the area Saturday but did not anticipate problems.
A section of eastbound I-82 was closed for about three hours Thursday night due to the smoky fire in the Manastash Ridge area. It reopened when the fire was no longer close to the roadway.
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