A huge pile of wood chips on the Diamond Tree Experts site in South Salt Lake caught fire yesterday. It was the second fire there in a month, and city officials say they’re taking steps to prevent another fire from occurring in the future.
Smoke from the burning mulch pile at about 3600 South was thick enough to shut down I-15 temporarily. Firefighters worked through the night to put out the flames. They think it was started by spontaneous combustion in the decomposing mulch, though the exact cause is under investigation.