Crews Stay Busy During Active Wildfire Weekend
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Fire crews remained on watch Monday morning after an active wildfire weekend.
A brush fire sparked along I-80 in Tooele County near the Salt Lake County Line, and erratic winds caused the fire to spread quickly. Firefighters said the flames came close enough to the highway and the conditions were bad enough that the interstate had to be shut down.
The fire burned approximately 40 acres.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
In Weber County, officials are looking for a group of people who caused a brush fire in North Ogden. Police said witnesses told investigators that the group threw fireworks over the edge of a turnout and then took off.
Crews were able to contain the fire quickly, and it burned less than an acre.
Firefighters are also making progress on the Skull Flat Fire in Beaver County. The fire, which was last reported as 60% contained, has burned nearly 1,600 acres.
Authorities hope to continue their containment of the blaze later Monday morning. Lightning is the likely cause of the fire.
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