Firefighters extinguish blaze at Deseret Industries plant
Ravell Call, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A two-alarm fire at a Deseret Industries Manufacturing plant Thursday morning created a lot of smoke but did not result in any injuries.
A fire was reported about 7 a.m. at 1680 S. 1900 West at a plant where furniture and mattresses are manufactured. The fire was located in the hopper in the building outside the main structure, where sawdust is collected from furniture making, said Salt Lake City fire spokesman Jasen Asay.
About five employees were in the building at the time. All got out safely, he said.
The fire was contained to the hopper, but smoke filled the air ducts and set off emergency sprinklers, causing smoke and water damage throughout. After the fire was extinguished, fire crews spent a lot of time trying to ventilate the building without having to cut holes in the roof, Asay said.
It wasn't immediately known Thursday what ignited the sawdust. Investigators also checked the building's carbon monoxide levels before employees were allowed to go back in.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
- Sen. Mike Lee 'flattered' but not interested...
- Senator makes good on wager from BYU-Nebraska...
- Poll shows Becker, Biskupski locked in tight...
- Gov. Herbert: Medicaid expansion efforts...
- School trust lands, conservation group join...
- Armed man arrested at Huntington Power Plant
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings University of...
- Pleasant Grove man pleads no contest to death...
- State responds to Planned Parenthood... 73
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings... 41
- Utah's plan for Medicaid expansion is... 29
- Women leaders in Utah forging their own... 18
- Gov. Herbert: Medicaid expansion... 16
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wouldn't... 15
- Sen. Mike Lee 'flattered' but not... 15
- West Jordan councilwoman accuses mayor... 14