Nearly every fire department in Cache County responded to a four-alarm fire in a bank of storage bays Saturday night at Armor Storage of Nibley — a fire that brought people to watch as firefighters battled the blaze.

The first groups of firefighters were paged to 4400 South at 8:15 p.m. and additional resources and manpower were requested multiple times over more than an hour.

Communication between firefighters and dispatchers indicated there were some storage bays with flammable materials inside, and at least one car may have been caught in the flames.

Dark plumes of smoke were visible from much of the valley, and hundreds of people drove out to the area to watch, bringing traffic to a crawl and sometimes to a full stop from the north end of the "Hyrum Dip" to Lower Road, which enters Hyrum from State Route 165.

While some people continued southbound on the highway, there were many people who pulled over onto the shoulder of the road and exited their cars on both sides of the highway to watch and take photos.

No official information was available as of 10 p.m. Saturday.

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