BLUFFDALE, Utah, Feb. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A two-alarm fire Thursday evening in Bluffdale caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.
Bluffdale City Fire Department Chief John Roberts told Gephardt Daily that at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters were called to a structure fire at 14471 S. 1690 West. The blaze originated in the basement in a back bedroom.
“There was heavy fire in the basement, and it had already vented itself through the first floor and out the roof,” Roberts said. “We got it knocked down pretty quick, but there’s still a lot of hot stuff down in the basement.”
The fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes, he said. He added that crews pulled the ceiling down to make sure it would not collapse since it was an older house.
The Red Cross will assist the four displaced adults and two children, he added. They were home at the time of the fire, but managed to self-evacuate. No one was injured.
Unified Fire Authority, Draper City Fire Department and South Jordan City Fire Department also responded to the incident.
Both the structure and its contents sustained extensive damage, Roberts said.
He said it is likely crews will be at the scene all night to make sure all hot spots are extinguished.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.