TREMONTON, Box Elder County — A quickly spreading wildfire that ignited in Box Elder County on Friday afternoon closed I-84 from Snowville to Tremonton.
Both directions of I-84 were closed between the two towns, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
Fire on I-84, between Howell and Tremonton, courtesy of UDOT R1 District Engineer Kelly Barrett. NB Traffic is being detoured on I-86 via I-15 at Pocatello; SB traffic via SR-83 at Howell. pic.twitter.com/rsl6DNSXWB— UDOT Region One (@UDOTRegionOne) August 4, 2018
The fire, which started about 4:30 p.m., was burning 7,000 acres by late evening, state fire officials said.
Officials reported no containment of the blaze late Friday. No evacuations were ordered.
I-84 Howell. Fire Affecting I-84 at MP 39, Closed WB at I-15/I-84 Jct, Tremonton. WB traffic use I-86 via I-15 at Pocatello. Closed EB at SR-83, Howell. No estimated time for reopening.— UDOT Region One (@UDOTRegionOne) August 4, 2018