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Fire Shuts Down Interstate, Threatens Homes

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SUMMIT, Utah (AP) -- A fast-moving grass fire shut down Interstate 15 in Iron County yesterday and threatened homes in the town of Summit.

It took four agencies about two hours to control the flames. But for a time, the human-caused fire created a lot of problems.

It began near exit 71 and forced the closure of the interstate just north of Cedar City for about half an hour while air tankers dropped retardant along the road.

The flames threatened some homes but none of them were damaged. The fire scorched a large field next to the interstate and two sheds were burned.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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