Officials Investigate Cause of Business Fire

Officials Investigate Cause of Business Fire


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(KSL News) -- Salt Lake City fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that broke out this afternoon at a Salt Lake business.

The blaze was first reported as a small grass fire on the Staker Paving and Construction property. When crews arrived they found a mobile trailer and at least four cars on fire. They also had some difficulty getting water on the blaze.

Their major concern though was three fuel tanks dangerously near the flames.

Dennis McKone/Salt Lake City Fire Dept.: "THAT WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WHEN THEY GOT HERE ESPECIALLY WITHOUT THE FULL WATER SUPPLY WAS TO KEEP THOSE TANKS COOLED DOWN ENOUGH THAT THEY WOULDN'T EXPLODE ON THEM."

Crews first focused on cooling down the tanks, then turned their efforts towards putting out the fire. No one was injured.

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