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WB I-215 reopened in Holladay after closing due to roadside fire

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 20:34:04-04

HOLLADAY, Utah — Westbound Interstate 215 was temporarily closed in Holladay Sunday afternoon as fire crews battled a blaze on the side of the freeway.

The fire generated massive plumes of black smoke around 3:30 p.m., intially closing some lanes before fully closing the westbound portion. The lanes reopened at about 5 p.m.

Unified Fire Authority said they believe it started as grass fire from the highway near 2300 East. The flames then spread into a storage lot between two homes at the top of the hillside at a dead-end of a private road.

The fire did not burn any homes, but it did burn through a few outbuildings and a horse trailer.

Some westbound lanes were blocked off as fire crews responded before fully closing shortly before 4 p.m. It reopened at about 5 p.m.