WEST JORDAN Strong winds fanned a fire into two homes Saturday.
Fire authorities say they aren't sure how a fence behind 2086 W. Westfield Circle caught fire at 2:25 p.m., but despite the homeowner's efforts to douse the fire with a garden hose, strong winds quickly led the flames to the rear of the home.
The fire was so hot that a neighboring home also caught fire, said West Jordan Fire Department Battalion Chief Rodger Broome.
The fire left smoke damage in both homes, and Broome estimates the cost of the damages is between $30,000 and $50,000 for each home. Firefighters had to use chain saws to get through the homes' roofs to make sure the flames were extinguished in the attics, and Broome says the homeowners will probably have to replace the roofs.
One 60-year-old woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were caused by the fire. The fire was extinguished 15 minutes after the fire department arrived, Broome said.