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Monday, September 20, 2010

Wildfire Causes Closures In South Salt Lake Valley

(Update, 9-21-2010, the Herriman fire is still burning on the mountainside but has moved away from homes and roads. It destroyed 3 homes and one out building. Major roads are open but some neighborhoods are still under an evacuation order, and roads in those neighborhoods are closed. They will probably reopen during the next couple days.)

A massive wildfire burning near the community of Herriman has prompted many road closures, school closures and home evacuations. The fire has destroyed 4 homes and is still considered to be out of control. The area affected is in the SW part of Salt Lake Valley.

There is no word on when people will be allowed back into their homes, or when roads in that area will reopen.

KSL news has this summary of conditions there, with video.

I-70 Closures
Meanwhile, the Twitchell Canyon Fire in central Utah continues to inhibit travel in the area between I-15 on the west and US 89 on the east.. At this writing, I-70 has lane restrictions in spots. The Interstate freeway has been closed off and on in that area when smoke from the fire becomes dense and reduces visibility. Details.

See the Utah Fire Info website for updates these and other blazes.

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