TOOELE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TOOELE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wildfires scramble crews in northeast, northwestern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58210120-78/fire-tuesday-acres-crews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58210120-78/fire-tuesday-acres-crews.html.csp">Wildfires scramble crews in northeast, northwestern Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:00:31.064-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Resurgent wildfires had rural Tooele County residents ready to evacuate their homes and farms at a moment’s notice on Tuesday, but crews believed they were slowly turning back the threat. The Anaconda Fire had burned 1,100 acres in Pine Canyon, east of Tooele. It was sparked by lightning on Sunday and had been thought all-but-tamed until winds kicked up flames Monday afternoon. Crews had the blaze 25 percent contained on Tuesday night; Fire Information Officer Ryan Wilden said it appeared the d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210120@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:31 MDT Wildfire forces evacuations in Tooele County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58205836-78/fire-monday-county-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58205836-78/fire-monday-county-homes.html.csp">Wildfire forces evacuations in Tooele County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T22:33:59.406-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wildfires threatened homes in Tooele and travel in Morgan County on Monday. East of Tooele City, the Anaconda fire had burned more than 50 acres and was approaching homes on Churchwood Lane and a nearby gun range, fire officials said. Crews were trying to protect houses, and residents of 10 homes had been evacuated to a nearby church. Evacuations were lifted late Monday night, but residents were asked to stay alert overnight. This is the second time in two weeks a wildfire has forced evacutions...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58205836@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:33:59 MDT Wildfire forces evacuations in Tooele County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207850-78/wildfire-evacuations-forced-tooele.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207850-78/wildfire-evacuations-forced-tooele.html.csp">Wildfire forces evacuations in Tooele County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:59:26.256-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire forced evacuations and was threatening a gun range east of Tooele City. The Anaconda fire had burned more than 50 acres as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, and was being spread by shifting winds, fire officials reported. Residents on Churchwood Lane were evacuated to an LDS church at 751 North 520 East. This is the second time in two weeks a wildfire has forced evacuations in Tooele County. Some residents of Stockton were forced out of their homes Wednesday when a wildfire damaged three homes and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:26 MDT New wind turbine spinning to Tooele Army Depot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58194442-90/army-depot-tooele-turbine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58194442-90/army-depot-tooele-turbine.html.csp">New wind turbine spinning to Tooele Army Depot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.819-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tooele Army Depot is receiving a second wind turbine, this one producing enough energy to power 400 to 500 homes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $5.5 million contract to Icenogle Construction Management Inc., of San Francisco, on July 8. In the spring of 2015, the company will begin construction and installation of a 2-megawatt wind turbine to power the Tooele Army Depot. The Depot received its first wind turbine in 2011, and a solar array in 2012. The Tooele Army Depot store...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194442@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Wildfire contained; water contaminated in Stockton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191448-78/fire-tank-tooele-stockton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191448-78/fire-tank-tooele-stockton.html.csp">Wildfire contained; water contaminated in Stockton</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty and Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T22:35:02.67-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stockton • An arson suspect was in police custody Wednesday night, accused of starting a brush fire that damaged multiple homes and contaminated Stockton’s water supply when it destroyed the town’s water tank. The fire, burning east of the Tooele County town’s main road since about 2 p.m. Wednesday, was mostly contained as of 6:30 p.m., said Ryan Willden, spokesman for the North Tooele County Fire District. “We’re in mop-up at this point,” Willden said. “There are some hot spots and flareups a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191448@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:35:02 MDT Railcar leaking sulfuric acid in Tooele County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58176956-78/tooele-county-acid-sulfuric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58176956-78/tooele-county-acid-sulfuric.html.csp">Railcar leaking sulfuric acid in Tooele County</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T16:09:03.833-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Emergency responders on Saturday were dealing with a railcar leaking sulfuric acid in Tooele County. The leak occurred on Interstate 80 near the unincorporated community of Delle at mile marker 70. The North Tooele Fire Department and the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene. The Tribune will update this story as details become available.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58176956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:09:03 MDT Fatal crash reported in Tooele County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58150393-78/nye-pick-crash-suburban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58150393-78/nye-pick-crash-suburban.html.csp">Fatal crash reported in Tooele County</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T13:10:40.724-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 01:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman and two children died Friday in a Tooele County crash. A pick-up truck was turning around on Interstate 80, about 30 miles east of Wendover, when about 6:39 p.m. it crashed into a Chevy Suburban, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Cory Nye. A woman, a teenage girl and an infant in the Suburban died at the scene, Nye said. The man who was driving the Suburban and the driver of the pick-up were both taken to the hospital in critical condition. Dispatchers had received calls that the pick-up was ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150393@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:10:40 MDT Backyard BBQ sparks Utah house fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134871-78/fire-willden-county-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134871-78/fire-willden-county-family.html.csp">Backyard BBQ sparks Utah house fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T10:52:07.802-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A backyard barbecue in Tooele County sparked a house fire Sunday night that has left a family of four homeless. Dispatch was alerted to the structure fire at 6270 Burmester Road in a rural area at about 6:30 p.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the entire house in flames, said Ryan Willden, a spokesman for the North Tooele County Fire District. “The home was a total loss,” Willden said. As they battled the flames, firefighters from Grantsville City and the North Tooele County Fire Dist...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134871@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:52:07 MDT Woman skewered by dirt bike handlebar during crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58090738-78/handlebar-bike-dirt-scharmann.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58090738-78/handlebar-bike-dirt-scharmann.html.csp">Woman skewered by dirt bike handlebar during crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HARRY STEVENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:25:46.171-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman was taken to the hospital with a dirt bike handlebar lodged in her leg Thursday morning. The 22-year-old Iowa woman lost control of her dirt bike as she attempted to go over a homemade jump in a backyard near Lake Point Road in Tooele, said Tooele County Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Scharmann. She landed underneath the dirt bike as her leg was impaled by the handlebar. Unable to dislodge the handlebar, officers from the Tooele County Sheriff’s office were forced to cut it off the bike. The woman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090738@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:25:46 MDT Garbage truck hits, kills 5-year-old Utah boy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58037130-78/truck-wimmer-driver-tooele.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58037130-78/truck-wimmer-driver-tooele.html.csp">Garbage truck hits, kills 5-year-old Utah boy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T21:21:08.038-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Tooele boy died Friday after he hit was hit by a garbage truck. The 5-year-old boy, Giacomo Riley Kelly, and his sister were riding their bikes alongside the truck at the time, said Tooele police Capt. Paul Wimmer. The children had a rapport with the driver and typically rode parallel to him on the sidewalk, as they were doing at about 1 p.m. Friday, Wimmer said. But this time, when the driver turned right at the intersection of 680 West and McKellar Street, Giacomo continued straight inste...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58037130@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:21:08 MDT Construction projects to cause highway delays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032818-90/lane-reduced-scheduled-wanship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58032818-90/lane-reduced-scheduled-wanship.html.csp">Construction projects to cause highway delays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T21:44:05.724-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Construction projects could bring new, significant delays along several Utah highways in coming days. The Utah Department of Transportation says that includes reducing Interstate 80 to one lane at times in Salt Lake City, near Wanship and near Tooele, and also reducing US-91 near the Idaho border to one lane. • I-80 in eastern Salt Lake City: Lane restrictions are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights for bridge paving on I-80 near 2000 East. On Friday night, westbound I-80 is scheduled to be r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032818@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:44:05 MDT Man critically burned in Utah magnesium plant explosion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58032061-78/explosion-plant-whitehouse-burned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58032061-78/explosion-plant-whitehouse-burned.html.csp">Man critically burned in Utah magnesium plant explosion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T21:35:52.098-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man was critically burned in an explosion at U.S. Magnesium. The explosion was reported at the plant, near the southwest shore of the Great Salt Lake, about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Medical personnel at the plant called Tooele County dispatchers for a helicopter to take a man, in his 40s, to the hospital, said Bucky Whitehouse, Tooele County emergency management director. The man had been burned on his head and upper torso and had suffered inhalation burns from breathing in superheated air, Whiteh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032061@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:35:52 MDT Brushfire closes I-80 temporarily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58030249-78/county-fire-eastbound-fires.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58030249-78/county-fire-eastbound-fires.html.csp">Brushfire closes I-80 temporarily</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T10:48:20.867-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A series of brushfires shut down eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 on Wednesday night in Tooele County. The fires broke out about 7:30 p.m. on the south side of the highway near the Salt Lake County line, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. All eastbound lanes were closed for about 45 minutes while fire crews from the North Tooele County Fire District and Unified Fire Department fought the flames. The cause of the fires was under investigation, Royce said.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58030249@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:48:20 MDT