Carport destroyed, 2 homes damaged in West Jordan fire

Firefighters from multiple agencies respond to a fast-moving blaze that destroyed a carport and damaged two homes in West Jordan late Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2018. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A wind-driven fire that destroyed a carport while damaging two homes and a shed in West Jordan on Saturday could have been a whole lot worse if not for an abundance of fire crews that just happened to be in the area

West Jordan Fire Capt. Chris Trevino told Gephardt Daily the fire broke out near 3200 W 7000 South about 5:45 p.m. while numerous crews from across the valley were returning home after helping fight a wildfire in Herriman earlier in the afternoon.

According to Trevino, fire teams from Salt Lake City, West Jordan, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Murray, and Draper responded to the West Jordan call for help. When they arrived, they found an attached carport and shed engulfed in flames and two homes that were beginning to burn.

Crews quickly knocked down the fire, which not only destroyed the carport, but also burned into the interior of one of the homes. They also rescued a small house pet from inside one of the residences.

Two homeowners were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, while a firefighter was evaluated for possible exhaustion.

Trevino said West Jordan firefighters and most other fire crews were exhausted after making numerous runs over the last three days.


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