Abandoned residence catches fire in Midvale

A fire in an abandoned house in Murray was knocked down quickly on Monday after firefighters arrived at the scene. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Steve Milner

MIDVALE, Utah, Jan. 30, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters on Monday knocked down a fire in an abandoned home in Midvale.

Taylor Sandstrom, firefighter/paramedic with Unified Fire Department, said the fire occurred in an abandoned single family residence at 7800 South and State Street.

Sandstrom said at approximately 10:30 a.m., a passerby saw smoke coming from the front windows of the residence and called 911. Fire crews arrived five minutes later and found black smoke coming from the windows and the front door.

He said the building, included the windows, was boarded up and the building was abandoned. Crews made entry and began to fight the fire; UFD was assisted by Sandy City and Murray City.

There were no injuries to firefighters. The exact extent of the damages was being determined.



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