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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