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I-80 reopens after truck carrying radioactive dirt catches fire near Grantsville

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 11:38:26-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Traffic is flowing again on both directions of I-80 after a truck carrying radioactive dirt caught fire near Grantsville.

According to a dispatcher in Tooele County, no one was injured in the incident.

A Utah Highway Patrol representative said the truck was on its way to Energy Solutions, a company that processes low-level radioactive waste.

According to UHP, no one touched the trailer or the radioactive material inside.

The truck fire also sparked a small brush fire nearby. Both fires have been extinguished.

A tweet from Tooele County Emergency Management said the incident does not pose a threat to the public.

The cause of the truck fire is unknown.