SALT LAKE CITY — As hot and dry weather continues to stoke fire conditions in Utah, a fire forced a lane closure on eastbound I-215 South in Holladay.
Utah Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed heavy smoke adjacent to the road. As of 10:30 a.m., the fire was out and crews were leaving the scene, according to Cottonwood Heights police.
The right lane of the freeway was closed at the 6200 South exit, according to a the UDOT. The agency first reported the fire just after 9:30 a.m.
The lane was open and the roadway cleared by about 11:15 a.m., according to the UDOT website.
Field fire on I-215 near 6200 South in Holladay. Right lanes blocked pic.twitter.com/jp70l1KbGq— Heather Kelly (@KSLHeatherKelly) July 12, 2019
Meanwhile in Millard County, more accurate mapping showed a lightning-caused fire that started Thursday evening was about 450 acres smaller than it was previously thought to be.
Weather is expected to be very hot and dry in Utah, with temperatures approaching triple digits in some areas of the state. Check the full KSL Weather forecast here.