Imagine the surprise of motorists yesterday when a wildfire off Highway 395 near Mesa closed down the roadway when the fire came dangerously close to the highway.

The fire caused the southbound lanes of Highway 395 to be closed between SR 17 near Mesa and SR 260 near Connell according to reports from the Pasco Fire Department.

The 700+ acre fire still continues to burn while fire crews attempt to get the fire under control.