Salt Lake Fire crews take down fire near railway
SALT LAKE CITY — Fire crews battled against a grass fire near Interstate 80 7200 West Sunday afternoon.
According to Salt Lake Fire Captain Tony Stowe, the fire started around 5 p.m. nearby the railways.
Luckily, crews had a good handle on the fire before the winds picked up in the area, Stowe said.
“There were some railcars that got 100 feet of the fire, but the crews were able to mop it down and keep the fire away from it.”
The fire was about 10 acres. No structures were threatened, and no one was reported injured.
The cause is under investigation.
Wildland fire in the area of 7200 west and I-80. Media agencies and public please avoid the area.
The logistics of high winds and firefighting activities have created unique hazards. PIO not responding to scene, please avoid scene to assist FF’s.
— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) July 18, 2022
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