Grass Fire Forces Closure Of I-80 Near Airport
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Interstate 80 has been closed in both directions near the Salt Lake International Airport after crews were called out to fight a brush fire.
The fire broke out Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. near Wright Brothers Drive around 4800 West, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
Black smoke billowed from the grass just off the roadway from 5600 West to Wright Brothers Drive.
Crews from the Salt Lake City Fire Department were actively working to extinguish the flames.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes were closed from the interchange with State Route 201 near the Salt Lake/Tooele County border.
UDOT officials estimated the roadway would be closed until around 1 p.m.
The cause of the fire was unknown.
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