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Multiple semitrailers and a shed catch fire in Salt Lake, temporarily closing part of Main Street

Multiple semitrailers and a shed catch fire in Salt Lake, temporarily closing part of Main Street

(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)


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SALT LAKE CITY — At least two semitrailers and a shed caught on fire early Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City, authorities said.

No one was injured in the blaze, which started just before 4 a.m. near 27 E. Coatsville Avenue, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department. The fire was under control just after 5 a.m., the fire department said on Twitter.

As of 7:15 a.m., crews were still at the scene cleaning up and putting out hot spots.

Sunburst Auto Sales Center is near that location, but Salt Lake City Fire Division Chief Ryan Mellor did not know if the semitrailers that caught fire were located at that business.

The trailers that burned were not inside the shed that caught fire, according to Salt Lake City Fire Department Capt. Adam Archuleta. He was not sure if any tractor cabs were burned.

Investigators had not determined a cause of the fire as of early Tuesday morning, Mellor said. He could not confirm, when asked, if any arrests had been made in connection with the fire.

At least nine firefighting rigs were at the scene of the blaze, including two ladder trucks that attacked the flames from above, Mellor said.

Main Street was closed for several hours between 1700 South and 1800 South as crews fought the blaze, but the road reopened by 7 a.m.

Contributing: Felicia Martinez, Derek Petersen and Tanner Siegworth, KSL TV

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