Homeowner offers $1,000 reward for information on suspicious Taylorsville fire

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Sept. 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A Taylorsville homeowner is offering a $1,000 reward for information after a suspicious fire damaged two residences in July.

The owner of the home involved in the fire is offering the reward, said Matthew McFarland, spokesman for the Unified Fire Authority, in a news release. The blaze broke out at 4:15 a.m. July 18 at 5210 S. Huntington Drive (3380 West) in Taylorsville.

That home was deemed a complete loss, McFarland said. The fire also spread to the eaves and part of the interior of a house next door, at 5218 S. Huntington Drive.

“This reward will be available to any individual who comes forward with information that assists in the arrest and conviction of the possible person or persons responsible for this incident,” McFarland’s news release said. “This is an ongoing investigation regarding a fire considered suspicious in nature.”

Firefighters had the flames extinguished within 15 minutes of arriving on scene.

The home where the fire originated was under construction, and nobody was inside at the time. The second home was also vacant.

Anyone with information that may be useful to this case should contact the UFA arson hotline  on 877-572-7766.

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