Ashes from meat smoker spark Taylorsville blaze
Published: February 2, 2014 07:53PM
Updated: February 2, 2014 06:11PM
Crews extinguished a fire in Taylorsville ignited by discarded ashes from a meat smoker. Courtesy: United Fire Authority

No one was injured Sunday after discarded ashes from a meat smoker caught a Taylorsville couple’s home on fire.

Unified Fire Authority officials said the blaze started about 11:15 a.m. in the trash can under the two-story, split entry home at 4358 Beechwood Road (1510 West).

Earlier, the couple had thrown away what they thought were extinguished ashes, but those caught the garbage on fire. That blaze then spread to the wooden deck and then to the house.

The couple and their dogs escaped without injury.

The fire caused an estimated $80,000. The home is uninhabitable.

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