SANDY, Utah, Aug. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An alert neighbor called 911 after smelling smoke and then spotting flames coming from a bedroom window of a home in Sandy Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred in the area of 11200 S. 1700 East, Sandy City Fire Battalion Chief Ryan McConaghie told Gephardt Daily.
About 20 firefighters responded to the blaze around 3 p.m., McConaghie said. The blaze was knocked down rapidly because Station 33 at 11270 S. 2015 East is just around the corner from the home. A second alarm did not need to be called because of the rapidity of the response, he said.
The tenants who are renting the home were not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to firefighters.
McConaghie said the fire originated in the main-level bedroom and spread to the attic.
The estimated damages are around $50,000 to $75,000, he said.
The home is uninhabitable at this time because of smoke damage. The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.