Crews fight wildfire along I-80 in Tooele County

Two fires about a mile apart in Tooele County are visible in this photo from Utah Department of Transportation.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 12, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews from Tooele and Unified fire departments were on the scene of two wildfires in the area of Lakepoint Junction late Tuesday.

The dual blazes, about a mile apart along Interstate 80, were first reported a little after 8 p.m. and by 9 p.m. had already consumed 15-20 acres each.

Early Wednesday morning, Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center indicated that the fire had spread across 120 acres.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.




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