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Draper man burned, dog rescued from house fire

By Lisa Riley Roche | Posted - Nov 3rd, 2013 @ 1:04pm

DRAPER — A Draper man was hospitalized with burns he received after trying to fight a fire at his home.

Crews responded shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday to the two-alarm house fire at 12118 Pond Ridge Drive in Draper, said Unified Fire Battalion Chief Brian Anderson.

The injured man, 22, was able to flee the burning house before paramedics arrived, Anderson said. He suffered burns on his arms and legs from trying to extinguish the fire.

Unified firefighters, with help from the Sandy and South Jordan fire departments, were able to knock down the blaze within about 15 minutes. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire Sunday, Anderson said.

Firefighters also rescued a dog trapped inside the burning home.

No damage estimate was available, but Anderson said it appears the house will not be inhabitable for some time because of the damage. He said the residents are staying with nearby family.

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