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UPDATE: Wildland fire near 7200 west and I-80 burns approximately 10 acres

Jul 17, 2022, 6:34 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:32 am
A Salt Lake City Fire Department engine parked next to the Salt Lake City and Council Building. Pho...
A Salt Lake City Fire Department engine parked next to the Salt Lake City and Council Building. Photo: Paul Nelson.

Update July 17, 2022 6:43 p.m.

Captain Tony Stowe with the Salt Lake City Fire Department says the blaze has burned approximately 10 acres.

Additionally, he says it began at around 5 p.m.. Initially, firefighters had a good handle on the fire but strong winds began to push it east, he says. After this, the fire jumped to the east side of 7200 west. No structures have been threatened.

An estimated 60 to 70 firefighters are on the scene.

The cause is currently under investigation.

Original coverage:

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Fire Department reported a wildland fire in the area of 7200 west and I-80 Sunday evening.

According to the fire department, high winds and firefighting activities have created “unique hazards.”

Salt Lake City Fire Department asks that the public avoid the area at this time.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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UPDATE: Wildland fire near 7200 west and I-80 burns approximately 10 acres