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South Salt Lake Compost Pile Burns for the Second Time in a Week

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK, A LARGE MULCH OR COMPOST FIRE HAS ERUPTED -- ADJACENT TO I-15, IN SOUTH SALT LAKE -- NEAR 36TH SOUTH.

AND THIS TIME AROUND, THE 50-FOOT TALL BURNING PILE FORCED A BRIEF FREEWAY CLOSURE... AND JUMPED TO THE ROOF OF AN ADJACENT COMPANY.

BUSINESS OWNERS -- NEAR THE ONE-ACRE COMPOST PILE -- WARNED AUTHORITIES, ANOTHER BLAZE WAS LIKELY... AFTER WHAT THEY SAW, LAST WEEK.

FIVE DIFFERENT FIRE AGENCIES RESPONDED TO THE BLAZE, FIRST REPORTED ABOUT 7:30 THURSDAY NIGHT.

I-15 WAS REOPENED FRIDAY MORNING, PRIOR TO THE COMMUTE RUSH.

 

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