Two members of a West Valley family were treated at Pioneer Valley Hospital and then released after a fire destroyed their home early Saturday. A second fire gutted a vacant house in Sandy late Friday.
West Valley firefighters responded to the blaze at 3823 W. 32nd South at 12:35 a.m. to find the home fully engulfed, West Valley Fire Capt. Regan Perez said."It is a split-level home, and flames were rolling out of both levels," Perez said. The home was not equipped with smoke detectors, but fortunately the family was awake, he said.
Angelina Garza and a 6-year-old son, Alexis, were released Saturday from the hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation, a supervisor said. Another boy was uninjured, Perez said.
According to Fire Battalion Chief "Moose" Barkdull, the home was a total loss, with $50,000 damage. The cause of the fire, which started in a basement bedroom, is still under investigation. Results of the investigation will be released Monday.
Two engines and 15 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was under control within 15 minutes.
One hour earlier, Sandy firefighters fought a blaze that gutted a vacant frame house at 92nd S. Seventh East, according to a Sandy Fire Department official.
Firefighters arrived to find the house in flames and worked until 3 a.m. controlling and mopping up the fire. Two engines and 15 firefighters responded to the fire.
The cause of the blaze has not been determined, and investigators will not be sure how much damage was caused until they locate the property owner. Results of the fire investigation, including cause and damage estimate, are expected to be released by Tuesday.