WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Jan. 8, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — West Valley City fire crews rapidly extinguished a blaze in a mother-in-law apartment Sunday morning.
Battalion Chief Bob Fitzgerald from West Valley City Fire Department said crews were dispatched to the blaze in the area of 2565 S. Fargo St. (1360 West) just after 9:10 a.m.
Fitzgerald said that when crews arrived, there was smoke showing at the back of the residence, coming from a mother-in-law type apartment.
He said that the fire was extinguished in approximately 25 minutes, but crews were hampered somewhat by a crowded yard area.
“There’s a lot of trailers, and different items that prohibited us from getting back there clearly and cleanly, but we were able to get back there and the fire was coming from a wall,” Fitzgerald said. “We’ve got an investigator on the way right now to determine where the fire started and how it started.”
The resident, who was able to exit the building safely, will be displaced.
“We are just grateful this fire didn’t escalate because we would have had a very difficult time fighting this fire if it had got bigger,” Fitzgerald added.
The exact monetary amount of damages is still being determined.