Tanker fire closes I-15 near Nephi

Posted on: 9:26 pm, January 13, 2013, by , updated on: 09:43pm, January 13, 2013

Tanker fire near Nephi. From Tristan Webb.

Tanker fire near Nephi. From Tristan Webb.

NEPHI, Utah – Crews put out a tanker fire along I-15 south of Nephi Sunday night.

Officials with the Utah DPS say a call for a rollover and explosion along I-15 near milepost 202 came in at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They say a semi was carrying a large trailer and a small trailer filled with gasoline.

The smaller trailer caught fire. Hazmat and fire crews from multiple agencies worked to contain the blaze to that trailer and prevent an explosion of the second tank.

The cause of the rollover and explosion is unknown. The driver of the semi was not injured.

I-15 is closed between Nephi and Scipio. UDOT suggests SR-28 through Gunnison and I-70 or US-50 as an alternate route.

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