Westbound I-80 closed near Emigration Canyon exit due to burning semi

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jul 02, 2017

NORTHERN UTAH — Westbound lanes of I-80 are closed near the exit to Emigration Canyon Sunday as crews clean up after a semi-trailer caught on fire.

The vehicle was burning on I-80 at mile post 133, which is in the Mountain Dell area and near the exit that leads to Emigration Canyon.

Fox 13 News first heard report of the fire just after 6 p.m., and as of 9:30 p.m. westbound lanes remained closed in the area as crews continued clean-up efforts.

Trooper Cornia of the Utah Highway Patrol said there were no injuries in connection with the fire. The semi was hauling food and paper products.

The cause of the fire is unknown, and it is unclear when the lane closures will be lifted.