WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, June 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A West Valley City mobile home is a total loss after a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning; a family pet also perished in the blaze.
Crews were called to the area of 3896 S. Parrott St. (1160 West) at 1:33 a.m., Jed Peters, Battalion Chief with West Valley Fire Department, told Gephardt Daily.
“A smoke detector went off in the mobile home and woke up the resident and she went out to find a fire in the living space,” Peters said. “She helped evacuate her elderly grandmother that lives there with her and called 911.”
Peters said when crews arrived, there was quite a bit of fire showing and it took about five minutes to knock the blaze down.
Some 18 firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire, Peters said.
A dog did perish in the fire, he added, but there were no other injuries.
The mobile home is more than likely a total loss, as the whole center part was burned away, Peters said, and the exact extent of damages is around $50,000 to $60,000.
The Utah Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
Peters said investigators are on scene working to determine the cause of the blaze.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.