UPDATE: Crews battle and extinguish brush fire in SLC

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WEDNESDAY 6/9/21 4:26 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Officials are providing more details on a brush fire that happened in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening.

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According to Capt. Anthony Burton with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, crews responded to a brush fire located 970 W. 1700 S.

When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from a street in the area.

Burton says crews began attacking the fire, but were forced to pull back from their approach due to the intense heat.

Firefighters were eventually able to gain control of the flames and put the fire out within 30 minutes.

Burton says the fire’s estimated size was under five acres.

“We were lucky to get a handle on this quite quickly,” Burton tells ABC4.

The fire is believed to have started in the grass of a property and later spread to an industrial area that contained industrial barrels.

Fire officials, along with the Utah Department of Health, are currently investigating whether the barrels contained hazardous materials or not.

While battling the fire, firefighters reported explosions near the barrels.

No one was injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Crews respond to grass fire in SLC

WEDNESDAY 6/9/21 3:06 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Emergency crews are responding to a grass fire in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening.

According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, the fire is located at 1700 South 900 West.

1700 South is currently closed in both directions as crews respond to the fire.

No further information has been released.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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