Crews extinguish burning car in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 21:27:55-04

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — A vehicle caught on fire in Little Cottonwood Canyon Thursday, and photos from the scene show crews extinguishing the blaze.

Eric Holmes, a spokesman for the Unified Fire Authority, said the car caught fire shortly after 4 p.m. as the vehicle was eastbound in the canyon.

All occupants made it out of the car safely. Traffic was brought to a standstill for about 20 minutes as a result of the fire.

Holmes said it was fortunate the fire didn’t spread to the nearby trees and brush. He said they suspect a mechanical issue was the cause.