Fire rips through Orem structure under construction

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  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 19, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Scary that people would actually cause such damage!

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Dec. 19, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    Since it was under construction I'd assume the fire happened before the layers of drywall between units were installed.

  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    Dec. 19, 2014 12:27 p.m.

    @dave31--That is why code requires fire blocking between units. Sorry I disagree on your assessment.

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2014 12:01 p.m.

    This is why I would never wish to live in an apartment or a condominium that was "stick built," that is built of wood studs and joists. Even after the unit was built, a fire in one of the units would cause the entire structure to ignite like a match box. The required fire sprinklers might help, but would not prevent a terrible tragedy.