Woods Cross fire injures firefighter, destroys businesses

Friday , July 25, 2014 - 11:05 PM

WOODS CROSS — A large commercial fire at 2460 S. 1560 West destroyed two businesses Friday evening and injured a firefighter.

The South Davis Metro Fire Agency arrived on scene at about 4:50 p.m. and found the blaze at a building that houses Overhead Door Company of Bountiful, a garage door business in Woods Cross. Another business also used the building but was not identified Friday by fire officials.

South Davis Metro crews were soon joined by fire departments from Kaysville, Farmington, Layton and Salt Lake City. About 50 firefighters quickly doused the fire, which had been billowing tall stacks of black smoke, but not before it had its way with the structure. 

"It’s a total loss of the building,“ South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett told the Standard-Examiner.

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One South Davis Metro firefighter suffered a cut to his forehead from falling debris and was taken to Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful. He returned to the scene after being treated and released. 

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire.The dollar value of the damage sustained has not been released. 

The building’s roof collapsed during the blaze and firefighters were still looking for possible hot spots trapped under the wreckage as of late Friday, Bassett said. Crews were expected to monitor the scene throughout the night. 

The building is located on the edge of an industrial area and is just one block away from a residential neighborhood. No evacuations were ordered, but residents were asked to stay away from the fire and to keep their windows closed.

”We’re just advising people to stay away from the smoke,“ Bassett said.

Flights at the nearby Skypark Airport were shutdown for about an hour because of smoke on the runway.   

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart. Like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blockhartSE.





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