Small vehicle fire slows traffic on I-15

St George – A small vehicle fire slowed traffic on northbound I-15 for about 15 minutes, around mile post 9 Saturday afternoon.

A couple was traveling on the freeway when the brakes on the rear axle of their boat trailer began to over heat.

There was a lot of smoke, and I saw small flames or sparks under the trailer,” said Cole Ruff of Washington City, a witness who stopped to see what was happening.

St George City Police located the vehicle and managed to escort it, and the smoking trailer to the Green Springs exit at mile post 10.

Fire crews responded and were able to douse the over heating brakes and stop any fire from spreading. 

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1 Comment

  • Ron Melancon June 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Understand this… If GM is held liable for 13 deaths over 10 years due to faulty ignition switches then why not these NO National Safety Standards crappy boat trailers and Utility Trailers? Every Trailer, Every Boat Trailer and Every Horse Trailer is defective because all are built to “Voluntary standards” Wake up. Dangerous and know that Congressman Cantor cares more about back over accidents than a person towing a defective trailer and homemade trailers. Can GM make a Homemade car? Then why are our Neighbors building untested homemade trailers?

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