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Fire destroys West Valley City motor home

Published January 8, 2013 9:43 pm

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Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire Tuesday evening that destroyed a West Valley City motor home and damaged several sheds.

About 7 p.m., firefighters responded to the blaze near 1500 West Claybourne Avenue to find the motor home and several small sheds on fire. They went to work, careful to avoid some downed power lines, and extinguished the fire in a short time, said West Valley City Fire Marshal Bob Fitzgerald.

But in that time, the fire had burned up the motor home and damaged the sheds, Fitzgerald said. Investigators were sifting through the damage to determine what started the fire in the lost motor home, which as of Tuesday evening they weren't sure was being used, he added.

The department estimates the damage at less than $20,000 between the motor home and sheds, though that number may rise if investigators find the remains of more valuables inside the motor home, Fitzgerald said.

No one was inside the motor home at the time, Fitzgerald said, and no one hurt as a result of the fire.

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