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Fire sparked in garage destroys West Haven home

Published: Friday, Dec. 21 2012 11:35 p.m. MST

WEST HAVEN — A family here escaped injury but lost their home Friday when a fast-burning fire started in the garage while they were out to dinner.

Ted Black, fire marshall for the Weber Fire District, said calls started coming in just before 9:30 p.m. about a fire at 3697 W. 4150 South.

The fire started in the garage, igniting the contents of the garage and quickly spreading. Neighbors reported hearing explosions over the roar of the fire, Black said.

A car seen sitting the driveway was also severely burned, as well as a camper trailer parked along the side of the house. The interior of the home was damaged extensively, Black said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire crews fought the fire for about 45 minutes, keeping the flames from spreading to nearby homes and staying to put out hotspots in the rubble Friday night. No one was injured in the fire.

The blaze was classified as a single-alarm fire, though Black said fire crews fit all the equipment they could manage onto the winding neighborhood street.

"We put a lot of water on it," Black said.

The family's LDS bishop was on hand Friday night to help find a place for them to stay, Black said, while neighbors came from all sides carrying blankets and offering help.

McKenzie Romero

Twitter: @McKenzieRomero

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