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Lightning, high winds cause brief flight delay at S.L. airport

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SALT LAKE CITY — Lightning and high winds Saturday evening caused a brief ground hold for planes flying out of the Salt Lake City International Airport. And a lightning strike may have sparked a grass fire near the facility.

Airport officials lifted a ground hold on aircraft at about 9:15 p.m., ending the roughly 30-minute delay for flights coming in and out of the airport. Officials said several flights coming into the airport were delayed or diverted due to crosswinds and not the grass fire.

Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer said a lightning strike may have been the cause of a grass fire. Officials from the Salt Lake City Fire Department said crews from Stations 9 and 11 responded to the fire and had it under control just after 9 p.m.



Ryan Morgan


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