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Fire destroys shed, damages neighboring structures

By Morgan Jacobsen | Posted - Mar 18th, 2014 @ 7:13am

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HOOPER, Weber County — About 20 firefighters from three departments responded Monday to a fire in Hooper that destroyed several structures.

The fire originated at a utility shed at 4156 S. 5900 West at 1:16 p.m. Due to high-speed winds, the fire spread "rapidly and intensely" to neighboring sheds and two camp trailers, according to Weber Fire Marshal Brandon Thueson.

The property owner said she got a "frantic" knock on the door from a man who shouted that her shed was on fire. The woman then tried to rescue a dog that was locked in a dog kennel between two sheds. She was unsuccessful in saving the dog and subsequently suffered from smoke inhalation, Thueson said.

The fire was driven east and burned one acre of land before firefighters from Weber, Roy and Riverdale fire departments were able to control the blaze.

The woman's home was not damaged by the fire.

Firefighters planned to remain on the scene throughout the night to monitor hot spots. The cause of the fire was undetermined.


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