Breaking: New wildfire closes I-15 in Beaver County; 50 acres involved

A new wildfire, sparked Thursday morning north of Beaver, has grown from 50 to 1,000 acres in a few short hours, and closed Interstate 15, though both directions are now reopened. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Stephanie Schenk
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BEAVER, Utah, Aug. 22, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A new wildfire sparked late Thursday morning near Beaver closed Interstate 15 in both directions.

Utah Fire Info says the fire is near mile marker 122, says a post issued at 12:26 p.m.

#MileMarker122Fire is located 10 miles north of Beaver Utah & is estimated @ 50 acres,” the Utah Fire Info tweet says. “Firefighters are on scene. Expect delays on I-15.”

Southbound traffic was being diverted onto eastbound I-70.

No additional details have been released on the fire.



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