Brush fire near the Salt Lake City airport out within four hours

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

MEDIA HOTLINE: 801-550-0121

INCIDENT TYPE: Brush fire

LOCATION: Bangerter and I-80

Around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a large brush fire in the area located within a 15-acre section of the city between 500 S. and North Temple St., and by Bangerter Road and 4000 West.

The cause is still under investigation. However, initial reports indicate that sparks from a traveling train, headed westbound in the area, may caused a series of fires which shut down traffic for about two hours.

No one was harmed in the incident, and no structures were affected.

Heavy smoke affected visibility for several hours, and flames were extinguished and crews were complete off-scene around midnight.

CAUSE: Under Investigation

ORIGIN: Sparks from traveling train

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED: 60

NUMBER OF ALARMS: 2

RESPONSE TIME: Five minutes; fire was contained by 9:30, and it was out and crews off scene around midnight.

MUTUAL AID: Air National Guard, Utah Highway Patrol, Salt Lake City Police Department, Department of Natural Resources, West Valley Fire Department

INJURIES: None

DOLLAR LOSS: Undetermined