Unified Fire crews quickly extinguished an early Thursday morning fire outside a home in Magna, but damage to a nearby power pole left the home and two neighboring residences without electricity.
UFA Battalion Chief Brian Anderton said the fire, at 9150 W. 2820 South, began in a shed about 5 a.m. Thursday, destroying that structure and a nearby fence. It had begun to encroach on a neighbor's garage before crews doused it.
However, flames did significant damage to the power pole, and that forced removal of electrical meters at several homes that were damaged as a result. Anderton said three families will not be able to live in those homes until repairs are made.