Woman arrested for possible arson after brush fire breaks out in Layton

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LAYTON, Utah (ABC4) – A woman has been arrested for suspected arson after a brush fire broke out along I-15 in Layton.

The fire broke out along Northbound I-15 at Hill Field Road.

Nearby traffic cameras show heavy, black smoke billowing off the shoulder of I-15.

Courtesy: UDOT

According to Battalion Chief Jason Cook with the Layton City Fire Department, an area with dense hedges broke out in flames just off the shoulder of I-15.

Cook tells ABC4 that due to the vegetation, the fire produced heavy flames and smoke, but did not cause a lot of damage.

Firefighters spent about 45 minutes battling the flames before gaining control of the fire.

These photos show the heavily charred bushes that produced heavy flames this afternoon.

Law enforcement tells ABC4 that a woman has been booked into Davis County Jail for possible arson in connection with the fire. Additional details on her arrest, including her identity, were not immediately available.

The woman was reportedly seen in the area of the fire when the flames broke out.

Firefighters will remain on scene for the next hour to ensure the fire is completely extinguished.

ABC4 will update this story as it develops.

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