SALT LAKE CITY — A grass fire was sparked Sunday afternoon just off Interstate 80 near 7200 West in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City Fire Department officials said around 5 p.m. that they were reaching containment and had the fire surrounded on all sides by either roads or firefighting crews — but shifting winds later made it harder to get under control. It was estimated at 20 acres as of about 6:30 p.m.
The fire was burning near railroad tracks, but officials said the closest rail cars were about a quarter-mile away and were not of much concern. No structures are threatened.
The fire's cause is under investigation.
Smoke from the wildfire filled the sky above the Salt Lake area.
A wildfire burning on the west edge of Salt Lake City has filled the area with smoke — as seen here from our weather camera near Red Butte Canyon.— FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) July 18, 2022
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Before this fire, another grass fire along I-80 in Summit County was sparked and eventually forced some evacuations.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.