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Quick-acting firefighters keep SLC blaze from spreading

Published November 29, 2012 9:32 am
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A rapid response and an aggressive firefighting strategy were credited with keeping a southeast Salt Lake City blaze from spreading to nearby homes early Thursday morning.

Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman JasenAsay said the 1:44 a.m. fire did destroy a garage attached to a house near 1150 East and Emerson Avenue (1490 South). A motorcycle and other contents of the garage were lost to the flames.

"Firefighters . . . quickly controlled [and then] extinguished the fire before it spread into the yard and neighboring homes," Asay said. ""Nobody was injured [and] the family that resides at the home was not displaced, and stayed the night in their home."

Crews were on the scene and deployed in less than six minutes of the 911 call.

remims@sltrib.com

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