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Father, son escape Cottonwood Heights house fire unharmed

First Published Jan 28 2014 07:18 am • Last Updated Jan 28 2014 05:10 pm

A father and his adult son escaped a two-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in Cottonwood Heights, but it could be some time before they can return to their home.

Public safety dispatchers said the blaze was reported about 2:30 a.m. at 3361 Winesap Road (7245 South) after the father awoke to the smell of smoke.

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Unified Fire Department crews were able to contain the blaze to two rooms inside the home, but smoke and water damage throughout the structure was extensive, estimated at more than $50,000.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, UFA Battalion Chief Curtis Day said.

The Utah Red Cross was assisting the residents of the home with temporary shelter needs.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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