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Abandoned Bountiful house goes up in flames

Published: Saturday, June 7 2014 12:58 p.m. MDT

An abandoned house in Bountiful was declared a complete loss and what is left standing will be demolished after a Friday night fire. Authorities say a man who lived intermittently at the property suffered burns to his head and arms but will recover.

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BOUNTIFUL — An abandoned house went up in flames Friday night and a man who frequented the property suffered burns to his arms and head in the incident.

South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett said authorities received a call of a house on fire about 10 p.m. Friday at 39 S. 600 East.

An injured man was on the front lawn, suffering from second-degree burns on his arms and head. He was taken to Lakeview Hospital to recover, Bassett added.

The fire was extinguished but an engine remained on scene Saturday as a precaution. Because there is no power or natural gas turned on at the property, Bassett said the blaze is suspicious and remains under investigation.

The chief said authorities will work with the property's owner to have what is left of the home demolished because it is a hazard.

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