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Portion of SR-201 closed due to fire in Tooele County

Posted at 3:42 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 09:20:58-04

UPDATE: A portion ofSR-201 remains closed due to ongoing firefighting efforts Tuesday morning.

Westbound SR-201 is closed from the 202 Junction to the WB I-80 junction and the eastbound I-80 ramp to SR-201 is also closed.

Tooele County Emergency Management said as of Sunday the fire was burning 800 acres and was 50 percent contained.

I-80 was reopened Sunday in both directions.

"Please plan your travel plans to accommodate the temporary closures," Tooele County Emergency Management said.

The Great Salt Lake State Park announced the park had reopened Sunday, with limited services:

"Park Alert: Due to a recent fire in the area, there is no electricity in the park. Our gates are open, but there are no services or restrooms. The visitor center and gift shop are closed. Entrance fees are waived until the situation improves.​"

For the latest updated on the fire from Tooele County officials, click here.

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TOOELE COUNTY, Utah -- Both directions of I-80 were closed Saturday as crews worked to contain a fire that was burning in Tooele County.

According to a tweet made by UDOT, the fire forced closures in both directions of I-80 from S.R. 36 and S.R. 202.

For the latest updates on road closures from the fire, click here.

The Great Salt Lake State Park was also closed Saturday due to the fire, which officials said was "approaching the area."

According to a tweet made by North Tooele Fire, the fire started near mile point 101 of I-80, in the hills above Lakepoint.

This is a breaking news story. Additional details will be posted as they become available.