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A busy 24-hours for North Summit Fire after explosion, overturned semi

North Summit Fire officials responded after word of a Union Pacific rail explosion early Saturday morning. Photo credit: North Summit Fire

SALT LAKE CITY — A Union Pacific railroad engine exploded early Saturday morning in Echo Canyon.

North Summit Fire reports that they assisted Uinta County Fire and Ambulance with the call that came in at 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officials report that nobody was injured in the blast.

Later in the day on Saturday, the same first responders assisted Summit County EMS after a semi reportedly drove off of the freeway. A spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol told KSL Newsradio this happened on westbound I-84 near Echo.

The semi jackknifed before sliding off the road, due to an equipment issue according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

There were no injuries.