Fire destroys landmark lindon building

Thursday , February 07, 2013 - 6:21 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities are demolishing a former steel mill in Lindon after a fire badly damaged it.

The fire Wednesday caused millions of dollars in damage and destroyed one of Lindon's landmark buildings, The Daily Herald of Ogden reports.

Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore told the Daily Herald that the blaze was the largest to hit Lindon in the past decade. He does not suspect foul play. An attached house and warehouse also caught fire, but no injuries have been reported.

Crews from Pleasant Grove, Provo and American Fork joined Orem firefighters in taming the blaze at the building owned by Patch's Majestic Metals.

Norm Hampton, who worked at the company for over 30 years, called the fire a shame, adding that the building produced railings in cities nationwide.

The Ensign Group, an import and export company leasing the building for storage estimates that it has lost millions of dollars' worth of goods in the fire.

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