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Fire guts garage in Riverton

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RIVERTON -- The Unified Fire Authority is looking for the cause of a fire that gutted a garage in Riverton.

Crews arrived at a home near 2100 West and 12900 South around 11:45 p.m. Sunday and found a detached two-car garage burning, with flames 10 to 15 feet high.

The homeowner had tried to fight the fire himself, but he was nearly overwhelmed by the smoke.

"The smoke was intense and started to overcome him very quickly," said Capt. Clint Smith with the Unified Fire Authority. "He made the right choice to get out and allow us to be able to take care of that for him."

Two dogs who were housed in the garage got out safely. The flames destroyed the two vehicles inside the garage, including a 1960s sports car. Damage is estimated at $55,000.

No one was injured.

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