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2 vehicle fires on Utah roadways cause major delays

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A semitruck hearth on I-15 close to Fillmore prompted main delays Monday night. (Utah Freeway Patrol)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two car fires prompted main delays on Utah highways Monday night, and officers requested drivers to make use of different routes.

One lane of southbound Interstate 15 close to Fillmore remained closed because of a semitruck hearth, as of 11:20 p.m., based on the UDOT site visitors website.

One other car hearth attributable to a rollover with occupants being ejected led to westbound delays on state Route 201 close to California Avenue in Salt Lake Metropolis, officers stated.

Based on Salt Lake Metropolis Hearth Cap. Shaun Mumedy, the automotive was taking the S.R. 201 westbound ramp however missed the flip, rolled into the ravine and caught on hearth. The automotive had three occupants together with one grownup and two kids, Mumedy stated. The grownup was thrown from the car and sustained important accidents, the kids have been in steady situation, and all have been transported to space hospitals, Mumedy stated.

The fireplace sparked a close-by grass hearth, and three hearth engines arrived on scene to help with it, Mumedy stated.

UDOT’s site visitors web site confirmed no remaining impacts on site visitors after 11 p.m. Monday.

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Arianne Brown is a breaking information reporter for KSL.com. She additionally enjoys discovering and sharing tales of on a regular basis Utahns, a expertise she developed over a number of years of freelance writing for varied Utah information retailers.

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