House fire in West Jordan displaces multiple residents

Firetruck. File photo: Gephardt Daily

WEST JORDAN, Utah, March 21, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A West Jordan residence caught fire Saturday morning, and has left owners and renters displaced.

The two-alarm fire was reported at about 8 a.m. in the area of 7800 South and 3250 West, Capt. Scott Gehrke told Gephardt Daily.

“Crews arrived to the residence and found smoke coming from the basement,” Gehrke said. “The occupants outside the residence indicated others were possibly still in the building.”

“No one was found downstairs,” he said. “Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.”

Gehrke said the homeowners upstairs had rented out rooms downstairs.

The initial estimate of damage is $170,000 to $180,000. Gehrke said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it did originate on the lower level.

“There were no injuries and no one transported” the captain said. “The home is not in livable condition.”


  1. We just like to first say thank you to West Jordan fire department for quickly responding to the 911 call and to American red Cross for the help with obtaining shelter..there were many people who have no place to go, including my husband and I who were homeless before finding the this house and after 1-1/2 years of living there find are self’s desperately scrambling for a place to call home…thanks again to all help including law enforcement for there helping on how the star fire started as I think it was arson……


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