Unrelated Fires Keep Crews Busy


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(KSL News) Several fires kept crews busy in West Valley tonight.

The first was a chimney fire on 35th South. The homeowner says there was plenty of smoke. Fire crews were able to extinguish it in a few minutes.

Gerrald Knapp/ Homeowner: "Big old flames came out of my wall. Scared the life out of me. So I took some water and tried to put it out. It didn't work. About ten minutes later the house is filled with smoke. Kids running around like crazy."

While on the scene at the chimney fire, crews got another call to a Mervyn's warehouse.

"Fire in the building. They're reporting smoke and flames from a shredder."

A motor apparently burned out, and though there was no smoke, there was a lot of fire. Some people did not even evacuate.

But at a home, there was definitely a fire in the attic. Two men say they smelled it coming from something electrical, but fire investigators do not know yet what caused it. The total damage is around five thousand dollars.

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