SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) has reported a grassfire on June 19 that was prompted by a transformer explosion near the Salt Lake City International Airport.

At this time, UHP notes that Interstate-80 is closed in both directions at 5600 West as crews attempt to manage the flames.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCPD) has advised residents to avoid the area on Interstate-80 from Bangerter to 7200 West, as visibility is very low.

SLCPD has stated that numerous resources are being deployed to the scene.

This is a developing story and ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.