Explosion rips through popular Sandy restaurant



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SANDY, Utah (AP) — A popular restaurant in Sandy was heavily damaged after a large explosion ripped through roof and gutted the inside of the eatery.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1NlIOgC ) that Sandy Fire Marshal Robert DeKorver said the fire at Johanna's Restaurant occurred shortly after midnight Sunday. The restaurant was empty at the time, so nobody was injured.

DeKorver says the explosion could be heard from blocks away and sent debris into a nearby street. He says the restaurant is considered a total loss.

The cause has not been determined.

The restaurant has been open since 1971 in Sandy, a suburb about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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