Equipment fire ignites gas line in Cottonwood Heights

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Cottonwood Heights Police and Unified Fire Authority responded to an equipment fire Wednesday afternoon. 

Officials say a backhoe was burning at the Department of Transportation and Cottonwood Heights Public Works Yard and a gas line was ignited. 

3000 East was closed between 6500 South and Ft. Union Blvd.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire and Dominion Energy has responded to repair the damaged line. Fire officials say the backhoe operator sustained minor injuries.

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