Crews battle industrial site fire in northwest Salt Lake City
Published: March 20, 2014 10:00AM
Updated: March 20, 2014 12:17PM
Franciso Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Captain Danny Sorensen with Engine 2 packs up the hoses at the scene of a fire that broke out in North Salt Lake at UT Pallet Recycling on Thursday morning that was quickly contained but not before extensive damage was sustained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Salt Lake City firefighters rushed to the scene of an industrial site where stacks of wooden pallets reportedly were ablaze Thursday morning.

The fire was reported about 8 a.m. in the Rocky Mountain Distributing yard at 1665 N. Chicago Street (about 900 West). Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the fire had begun to spread to a garage as crews to snuff the flames.

No injuries were reported, and the fire was under control by 8:49 a.m.

The site of the fire normally contains numerous vehicles as well as a cluster of metal buildings and stacks of the pallets, but no vehicles were reported lost.

Asay said the origin of the fire was a wood-burning stove in the area of the pallets.

A damage estimate was being developed.

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