UPDATE: The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that all lanes were open by 9 p.m.
A brush fire that erupted around 6 p.m. along westbound Highway 16 near Purdy continues to block the right lane and traffic is slow, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Gig Harbor Fire department crews responded and put the fire out but crews are still on the scene at milepost 15 at Highway 302. At one point, the traffic was backed up for two miles, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Further details were not available.