SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters spent most of Monday night and Tuesday morning putting out hot spots from a large fire at Salt Lake City's green waste dump area.
The incident began just before 10:30 p.m. Monday in a 200 x 300 foot pit on Salt Lake City-owned property near 1790 W. Indiana Ave. (850 South). The outdoor pit was filled with trees and other green waste waiting to be turned into mulch.
The first responding crews could see large flames and smoke coming from the pit before they even arrived, prompting them to immediately call for a second-alarm, said Salt Lake City fire spokesman Jasen Asay.
After knocking down the initial fire, firefighters spent the night at the pit putting out hot spots. The fire did not spread to any other structures and no one was hurt.
Between 30 to 35 firefighters responded to the incident.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation Tuesday. Asay said there were several reports of lightning in the area just prior to the start of the fire.
Firefighters hoped to have their operation wrapped up by 9 a.m.
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