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Fires along I-80 in SLC contained; westbound lanes open

Posted at 10:14 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 19:31:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A large grass fire and several "spot fires" that forced the closure of I-80 in western Salt Lake City on Tuesday have been contained, according to Salt Lake City Fire officials.

The westbound lanes of I-80 have reopened, and officials are working to reopen the eastbound lanes.

The fires burned close to the Wright Bros. Dr. exit, causing limited visibility, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Drivers had been diverted off the freeway at 5600 W.

Watch FOX 13 for further details as they become available.