Small Fire Fills Bar with Smoke

Small Fire Fills Bar with Smoke

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(KSL News) -- A small fire leaves a Salt Lake bar full of smoke and misleads firefighters. The firefighters were called out just after midnight last night after a Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputy saw smoke as he drove by.

When fire crews arrived the bar was filled with smoke, prompting the captain to call for a second response.

Small Fire Fills Bar with Smoke

Cpt. Cliff Whitecar, Unifed Fire Authority: "There was enough smoke coming from that building that it could have gone either way. It looked like we had a lot of fire going in there and I was pretty much just covering my tracks."

Crews were able to get the small fire out fairly quickly. They believe the fire may have started in or near a power panel in the back of the building, but won't know for sure until investigators have a chance to look at the building.

The bar suffered minimal fire damage but major smoke damage, estimated in the thousands.

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