Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
MAGNA — Crews were working Thursday to determine the cause of a two-alarm house at 2752 S. 9000 West.
Unified Fire Capt. Cliff Burningham said the fire started in the attic of the small single-family dwelling, consuming the old wood shake shingles that were still in place below a layer of asphalt shingles.
Firefighters arrived at the scene about 10 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming through the front of the home. No one was inside the house, and the fire was under control within 20 minutes, Burningham said.
Crews fought the fire from above and below after searching the house, then monitored the structure to take care of remaining hotspots, Burningham said.
Gilbert Lujan, who witnessed the fire, said he heard a popping sound as he approached the house in his car, then saw flames shooting out the windows.
Crews were working to locate residents to further investigate the cause of the fire, Burningham said.
- Rocky Mountain Power: Thousands on Wasatch...
- 5 places your money might be hiding
- Ballet West artists prepare original works...
- 41 inmates in Davis County Jail earn high...
- 'Regimented' UTA employee remembered as...
- Office of Economic Development names...
- Parents look for answers after daughter was...
- U. grad one of top 25 law students in the nation
- LDS Church condemns sexual assault as... 59
- Utah man held 1,164 days in jail... 36
- 'Dirty soda' lawsuit calls shop's... 21
- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt advising... 20
- Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue... 18
- Sutherland Institute looks to broaden... 15
- Gov. Herbert: Bears Ears resolution... 11
- Utah defends busting theater for... 11