Fire, smoke cause $125k in damage to W. Jordan garage and home

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Fire crews from multiple agencies succeeded in saving a house and surrounding structures after a garage went up in flames on Nathanael Way early Monday morning.

West Jordan Fire Department Battalion Chief Darin Montgomery said the first crews to arrive at 2458 W. Nathanael Way (7870 South) shortly after midnight found the garage fully involved in fire.

“They were able to get it out before it spread into the house too far,” he told Gephardt Daily. “It did extend to a small shed on the back side and to a neighbor’s house, but only did minor damage.”

Montgomery said the three-car garage is total loss, but the main part of the house didn’t burn.

“There’s a firewall in there and it did its job,” he said, “but there was a lot of smoke damage.”

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The blaze was under control in about 30 minutes, and crews took another half-hour to make sure there were no hot spots that might re-ignite.

“We had a single alarm, and then a couple additional engines for support. There were no injuries. All the pets were out, and the homeowner was able to go in and retrieve some things,” Montgomery said.

He estimated damages at $125,000 for the garage and smoke damage to the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“It was a good effort between West Jordan, Unified Fire Authority, and the surrounding areas,” Montgomery said. “We got it out extremely fast.”

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