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| courtesy West Valley City Fire Department West Valley City fire fighters responded to a house fire at about 12:20 today. (4715 w 3145 s) crews arrived to find a split entry style home well involved in fire. Crews acted quickly to extinguish the fire. Fortunately no one was at home at the time of the fire. The fire started in the kitchen area. The stove was found to be the starting point of the fire. No foul play is suspected. Damage to the home is over 100,000. A family of 6 has been displaced and will be staying with family. There was also a water main break at the fire hydrant that supplied the "first in engine". Fortunately the fire had been extinguished prior to the water break. Crews have cleared the scene and the property has be released to the home owner.
Stove fire destroys West Valley City home
First Published Jul 11 2014 03:20 pm • Last Updated Jul 11 2014 04:07 pm

A fire apparently caused by a stove malfunction caused heavy damage to a West Valley City home on Friday, displacing the family of six who lived there.

At 12:20 p.m. Friday, fire fighters responded to 4715 W. 3145 South to find the split-entry style home was well-involved in flames.

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Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the roof and upstairs portion of the home, said Battalion Chief Bob Fitzgerald.

He said an electric stove in the kitchen area was the starting point of the fire.

Nothing had been left cooking on the stove, Fitzgerald said, adding that the residents reported they were having problems with unit.

The displaced residents — who were not home at the time of the fire — will be staying with family members.


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