Car fire, explosions, temporarily shut down I-15 in Davis County
SUNSET, Utah — A car’s mechanical malfunction led to a car fire, then a grassfire, and then explosions on northbound I-15 in Davis County on Thursday.
Fire affecting roadway
NB I-15 at MP 337 (Sunset) Davis Co.
Right Lane Closed
Est. Clearance Time: 3:28 PM
For updates: https://t.co/jaVMw7vcLm
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) August 11, 2022
The Utah Highway Patrol said a car pulled to the side of the northbound freeway near 1800 North in Sunset after the driver heard a loud noise in the engine. Sgt. Cam Roden said the car soon caught fire and that those inside the car were able to escape without injury.
Soon after, the grass near the burning car also caught fire, Roden said.
Roadside fire impacting traffic in Davis County at I-15 in Sunset 23300 North. Expect slowdown on both sides of I-15 in the area. pic.twitter.com/SxIo9xwqcH
— Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) August 11, 2022
Officials closed northbound I-15 when ammunition inside the car started going off.
The roadway was shut down for about 15 minutes on Thursday afternoon.
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