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Section of I-84 closed by wildfire reopens in northern Utah

August 4, 2018

TREMONTON, Utah. (AP) — A 32-mile (51 kilometer) stretch of Interstate 84 in northern Utah reopened Saturday after being closed Friday night by a wind-driven wildfire that burned 23.4 square miles (61 sq. kilometers) of grassland.

The fire was reported to be contained around 20 percent of its perimeter and no structures were reported lost.

The Standard-Examiner reported that I-84 was reopened at about 4 a.m. after firefighters established containment lines that also saved hundreds of acres of grain fields.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Box Elder County employees and residents used their vehicles to shuttle 15 to 20 passengers and their luggage from a long-distance bus that broken down on I-84 to the fairgrounds in Tremonton where they were given food and water. Another bus then picked up the passengers.

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