Update: 3-alarm fire in Provo causes $3M-$4M in devastation

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A three-alarm fire that broke out Thanksgiving morning in a 48-condominium structure completely destroyed 10 of the units and rendered the entire building uninhabitable for the foreseeable future.

Fire units from Provo, Orem and Springville responded to the blaze at 2244 N. Canyon Road, the Provo Fire Department tweeted at 9:20 a.m.

The fire was knocked down by 10:30 a.m., and crews were working on hot spots at that time.

A police officer sustained minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

The loss in damage is estimated at $3 million to $4 million, and 10 of the 48 condo units are a total loss, Provo Fire tweeted at about 3 p.m.

“All occupants are displaced for the foreseeable future,” the tweet said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials said it may have started as an electrical fire in the attic.

An evacuation center for the displaced residents was set up at a chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1915 N. Canyon Road.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is released.


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