LOCAL NEWS

Mile Marker 122 Fire Grows To 350 Acres Near Beaver

Aug 22, 2019, 11:59 AM | Updated: 4:04 pm

BEAVER, Utah – A wildfire started off I-15 Thursday when a trailer carrying carnival rides detached from the truck and rolled into the brush, authorities said.

Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Andy Battenfield said it’s believed the truck was traveling southbound and rolled to the right.

Deemed the Mile Marker 122 Fire, it was estimated to be at 350 acres at 1:20 p.m.

I-15 was closed in both directions as crews worked to contain the fire.

Northbound lanes have been reopened but officials do not have an estimated time to reopen southbound lanes.

Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel said a semi-truck attempted to go around the fire by using an outlying road and then got stuck. Between 15 – 20 cars had followed the truck, and crews had to pull resources from the fire to help the vehicles that were trying to detour but were actually driving into the danger zone.

“It is just a mess,” Noel said.

Multiple resources are being used to battle the fire, including aircraft.

Alternate routes

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, drivers heading south on I-15 should not travel past Fillmore and should instead take US 6 to Delta, then take SR 257 to Milford, and then take SR 130 to Cedar City.

Northbound travelers were told to take SR 20 at Cedar City and travel to Highway 89 to I-70, which took you back to I-15 northbound.

This article will be updated if new information is made available.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

A former administrator of a popular Facebook group used for inviting singles to parties was ordered...
KSL.com

West Jordan man ordered to stand trial in sexual assaults at party for singles

A former administrator of a popular Facebook group used for inviting singles to parties and other events was ordered Friday to stand trial on multiple charges of rape and sexual abuse.
13 hours ago
Salt Lake County Jail (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)...
Pat Reavy

Agents report finding child porn, bag of children’s underwear in Utah man’s home

A man was arrested Thursday after agents reported finding hundreds of videos of child pornography in his home and a bag of children's underwear.
13 hours ago
A mentor at a youth residential treatment center in Millcreek was charged Thursday with sexually ab...
Pat Reavy

Mentor at Millcreek youth treatment facility charged with sexual abuse

A mentor at a youth residential treatment center in Millcreek was charged Thursday with sexually abusing a resident.
13 hours ago
$400 million set aside for tax cut...
Brooke Williams

Gov. Cox signs student voucher bill, trans medical bill

Gov. Cox signed two bills Saturday morning and released statements regarding each.
13 hours ago
$400 million set aside for tax cut...
Madison Swenson

Brett Garner elected to fill vacant seat in Utah House of Representatives

Brett Garner has been elected to fill Sen. Karen Kwan's former seat in the Utah House of Representatives.
2 days ago
...
Mike Anderson

Bear Lake Monster Winterfest seeks to draw winter tourists

The community around Bear Lake is pushing to get more people out there during these winter months. As a part of that, the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is underway.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Mile Marker 122 Fire Grows To 350 Acres Near Beaver