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Fire Destroys House in Erda

Fire Destroys House in Erda

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(KSL News) -- Fire and high winds worked together to burn a house in Erda to the ground today.

The fire started shortly before noon in the roof of the house. And even though fire crews responded quickly to the scene, the winds and the ferocity of the flames made it impossible to save the house.

Cpt. Tony Crites, North Tooele County Fire District: "With these winds, we started to have little exposure problems downwind from here. So our main concern turned to keeping the main to the main point of origin in the house."

Everyone was able to get out of the house safely. The cause of the fire is now being investigated.

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