Fire near Salt Lake City burns marina structures

Salt Lake City fire
Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

A fire near Salt Lake City yesterday burned 50 acres, and buildings at the Great Salt Lake Marina including two maintenance shops owned by the Department of Natural Resources, two other small buildings, and sections of a Union Pacific rail line. The fire led to the closure of the nearby Interstate 80 and state Routes 201 and 202.

It could have been worse, if not for the quick work of firefighters.

“I’m quite pleased, actually,” said Bob Rosell, manager of the Great Salt Lake Marina. “We missed getting any boats damaged.”

Mr. Rosell probably considers a glass of water half full.

Salt Lake City fire
Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+