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11400 South northbound ramps reopen after grass fire

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11400 South northbound ramps reopen after grass fire

By Carter Williams, | Posted - Jul. 4, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.

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DRAPER — Northbound I-15 on and off ramps at 11400 South have been reopened after closing down during a grass fire that began near the freeway Wednesday afternoon.

Crews responded to a report of the fire sometime around 2 p.m. Two engines each from Draper and South Jordan Fire responded to the fire.

"We actually had the fire knocked down rather quickly within 10 minutes of arrival," said Draper Fire battalion chief Kevin Holt.

Crews remained on scene after the fire was out to put out additional hot spots in the area. The fire didn't have a large impact on traffic but the ramps were closed to protect firefighters from getting injured, Holt added.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Holt said people should be cautious with anything that can cause a fire because of the conditions in Utah.

"We've already seen several throughout the fire today and we'll probably see several more, I would assume, today," he said. "It's hot and windy and just the dry conditions — it's very ripe for fires to burn and burn fast."

Contributing: Dan Bammes, KSL Newsradio


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