Crews work through the night to repair, reopen southbound I-15 after tanker fire
MIDVALE — Crews were working through the night to repair and reopen the southbound lanes of I-15 near 7200 South after a semi tanker fire shut down the interstate Thursday night.
Southbound I-15 was closed from I-215 junction to 9000 South, according to Unified Fire Authority. Northbound lanes were reopened shortly after 10:40 p.m. Thursday, according to Utah Department of Transportation.
A semi with two gasoline tankers caught on fire at about 7:30 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce said. It possibly started with a brake fire on the truck, he said.
As of 10:35 p.m., the fire had been put out, Unified Fire Authority said on Twitter.
The driver of the truck got out safely. There were no injuries and no structures threatened during the fire, UFA said.
The situation was volatile, with thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel on fire, Royce said. Several vehicles were caught in the fire, he added.
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