North Salt Lake business destroyed by fire

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NORTH SALT LAKE -- A business was destroyed in a midday fire that spread quickly.

Firefighters from as far away as Farmington were called to help extinguish the blaze at a shop located near 1000 N. Main Street. Pat Patterson said he was grinding on a metal plate when some sparks hit some metal dust and ignited.

"I threw a couple buckets of water and almost had it out, but I was out of water," he told KSL NewsRadio as he watched firefighters mop up the scene. "By the time I ran in and made the call to the fire department and got back out it was engulfed."

The fire spread quickly through the barn-like structure, engulfing it. South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jim Rampton said the fire also spread to a grassy area behind the building.

"We are probably two alarms on this fire," he said.

Keith Johnson, who works next door, said he heard explosions. He shot video that he provided to KSL of firefighters battling the blaze.

"There were fireworks inside. A couple of tanks blew and made it interesting," he said.

Johnson said firefighters were not able to get the upper hand on the blaze until they brought in a ladder truck. Rampton said no one was injured, though the building is considered a total loss.


Home video courtesy Keith Johnson.


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