South Salt Lake

Public Safety
3:22 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Huge Mulch Pile Fire Extinguished in South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood addresses reporters with the city's economic development director, Mike Florence
Dan Bammes

  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.

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1:40 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

School District Will Sell Granite High School

Granite High School
Granite School District

  A plan to turn the old Granite High School into a movie studio has fallen through and the property could now be sold to a private buyer.  

Originally, the city of South Salt Lake hoped to buy the 27-acre Granite High School property and renovate its historic buildings.  But, two years ago, voters rejected a $25 million bond issue needed to do that by just nine votes.

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