EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A rural home in northern Utah County sustained about $100,000 in damage after a fire that started in a Crock-Pot.
The residents had started to cook a turkey around 3 p.m. Sunday and then left the home, returning about four hours later.
"They were greeted at the door with smoke and heat and called us," said Eagle Mountain Fire Chief Rand Andrus.
The grease fire spread to floor joists and an upstairs bathroom. The damage will require some reconstruction before the family can return.
"Without the joists there, they could fall right through the floor (upstairs) and into the kitchen," Andrus said.
— Paul Koepp
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