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I-80 near Salt Lake International Airport closed due to fire

Jun 19, 2022, 3:52 PM | Updated: 6:47 pm
A grass fire that closed down I-80 near the SLC airport. (UDOT)...
A grass fire that closed down I-80 near the SLC airport. (UDOT)
(UDOT)

SALT LAKE CITY – A fire is causing a shutdown on Interstate 80 near the Salt Lake International Airport.

According to UHP’s Sgt Chris Bishop, 5600 W and I 80 were closed in both directions as crews battled against a grass fire until 5:20 p.m.

I 80 is now open, but the fire shifted and Bangerter Highway is now closed from I 80.

Bishop believes a transformer blew and sparked the fire.

Because of the smoke causing low visibility, officials have shut down the roadway.

According to Salt Lake City fire, they ask drivers to avoid Bangerter to 7200 West.

Salt Lake International Airport said that some flights are delayed, but not canceled.

This story will be updated. 

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I-80 near Salt Lake International Airport closed due to fire