SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A large fire at a commercial storage yard caused explosions and sent large plumes of black smoke toward a major highway and the Salt Lake City International Airport on Friday.
Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Mark Bednarik said the entire storage yard was engulfed in flames. The fire burned old vehicles, pallets, semi-truck trailers and camping trailers. A hazmat team is investigating what caused the explosions.
No injuries have been reported and no residential homes were threatened.
Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer said the fire didn't hamper airport operations.
The storage blaze led to a grass fire on fields around Interstate-80 and sent black smoke drifting across the highway. Authorities closed the road for about two hours.