Garage fire causes $250K in damage to 2 Clinton homes

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CLINTON, Utah, July 1, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A fire that started in a garage Saturday afternoon managed to wreak havoc on two homes and an RV before firefighters could get it under control.

Clinton Fire Department Deputy Chief Justin Benavides said no one was in either home when the fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. at 950 West and 2000 North.

He said firefighters responded to the scene within about three minutes and found the flames spreading “from the garage on the south side to the house, then the RV, and then to the next house.” A truck was in the garage and a jet-ski also was caught up in the blaze.

Crews responded from Clinton, North Davis, Syracuse and South Weber fire departments, as well as an ambulance from Roy. About 20 to 25 minutes into the fight, Layton Fire also was called to the scene.

Benavides said it took about an hour and 10 minutes to get the blaze under control. Neighbors had reported hearing explosions, which he said were probably propane tanks igniting in the RV.

One of the homeowners returned while crews were gaining on the fire, and officials were awaiting the arrival of the other homeowner, who had been out of the area.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Benavides said damages were estimated at $250,000. The exact cause of the fire was still under investigation Saturday night.


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