Crews battle blaze in vacant Syracuse home

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SYRACUSE, Utah, Sept. 24, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews battled a blaze in a vacant Syracuse home Friday morning.

“The Syracuse Fire Department responded this morning at 7:09 a.m. to a fire at approximately 1800 W. 1700 South where a vacant home set for demolition was found to be filled with smoke,” said a news release. “As fire crews began to make entry into the home it was quickly determined that the fire was deep-seated and had moved to the attic space.”

The fire was defensively fought by 16 firefighters from Syracuse, Layton, North Davis¬† and Clinton fire departments. It took crews “well over an hour” to control the fire, the news release said.

Due to safety concerns for the public and to assist fire crews with extinguishing hot spots, the unsupported exterior walls of the home were brought down using a backhoe.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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