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Small fire breaks out in Taylorsville condominium

Published: Monday, March 25 2013 1:55 p.m. MDT

Firemen talk, March 25, 2013, after responding to a small fire in one of the units at the Mt. View Condominiums in Taylorsville.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

TAYLORSVILLE — There was a lot of smoke but not a lot of fire was in the air at a condominium complex here Monday.

Smoke was reported at the Mt. View Condominiums, 4515 S. 1175 West, just before 9 a.m. The first arriving fire crews saw smoke coming from one of units and immediately called for a second alarm as a precaution, said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Mecham.

But firefighters found just a small fire in a wall, quickly put the blaze out and canceled the second alarm.

Mecham called it a "relatively small fire" and noted that the biggest challenge was stringing together enough hose from the fire hydrants to the condo. He said, however, there was a "huge potential" for the situation to have turned out much worse than it did.

The cause of the fire was still being investigated Monday.

Pat Reavy

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