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Fire causes $100k in damage to West Valley home

(Adam Sotelo, KSL TV)

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WEST VALLEY CITY — A fire caused about $100,000 damage to a West Valley City home Tuesday night.

Crews responded to the fire near 5500 West and 4200 South around 9:30 p.m., according to West Valley City fire personnel. Firefighters found smoke pouring from the door and flames coming from the basement windows.

The family was able to safely evacuate the home and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters fought the flames but faced a challenge when they found a large hole in the floor of the home. They feared the floor would collapse. Crews from West Valley and Unified Fire Authority worked on the fire overnight. It flared up several times as the floor gave in.

Firefighters didn't know the cause of the fire but they believe it started in the basement. They said the house is now uninhabitable.


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