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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) 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.

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) 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)

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