Update: Vehicle fire on I-80 at I-15 junction delays traffic

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 23, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews were battling a vehicle fire Sunday night on westbound Interstate 80 at milepost 123, at the Interstate 15 junction.

State Street was still closed to traffic at 10:25 p.m., but the ramp is open, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Brady Zaugg told Gephardt Daily.

He said the driver of the semitrailer was able to get out safely and there were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Zaugg said the first call reporting the burning semi came in at about 7:01 p.m.

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Utah Department of Transportation initially estimated the scene would be cleared shortly after 8 p.m., and later extended that time to 10 p.m.

The scene still wasn’t cleared at 10:30 p.m., and Zaugg said the severely damaged condition of the semi was complicating its removal. He said the trailer may have to be hauled away separately.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Sunday night.


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