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Crews cleaning up after semitrailer fire on I-15 in SLC

Posted at 5:31 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 07:31:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Drivers who will merge from westbound I-80 to northbound I-15 at 2100 S Tuesday morning are urged to watch out for emergency crews as they clean up after a semitrailer fire.

The semitrailer, which was hauling laundry detergent and diapers, caught fire shortly after 9 p.m. Monday.

Utah Department of Transportation officials initially said they expected the scene to be cleared by 10:15, but the fire proved difficult to extinguish and cleanup continues as of 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Crews hope to have the fire scene cleared ahead of the morning rush hour.

Watch FOX 13 for updates.