SOUTH SALT LAKE One man suffered minor injuries following a two-alarm fire inside a lumberyard and door-making facility Wednesday morning.
Firefighters were called at 8:36 a.m. to Stringham Lumber, 3200 S. Main. A fire started inside the warehouse where wood doors are made, said South Salt Lake Fire Chief Steve Foote.
The exact cause of the fire was still being investigated this morning, but Foote said it was believed to be accidental.
The first arriving crews found heavy smoke coming from the building and the roof had caught fire, prompting the second alarm.
Ladder trucks and firefighters inside the building were able to bring the fire under control within a few minutes. Early damage estimates were at $250,000.
A 21-year-old man who was in the warehouse when the fire started was taken to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Foote said at last word he was in fair condition.
In the late 1970s, the same lumberyard burned completely to the ground during a large fire, Foote said. That fire happened in the middle of the night.
The difference this time was a quick response by firefighters, Foote said. The lumberyard is adjacent to a post office and near some residential homes, but crews were able to keep the fire contained to the warehouse.
The hot weather combined with the fire makes fighting fires in the summer tougher than usual, Foote said.