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Oily rags to blame for fire in west Salt Lake

(Courtesy of Salt Lake City Fire Department via Twitter) Firefighters battle a blaze that broke out around 1a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at WhiteWave Foods, 1658 South 4370 West.

A fire broke out at a packaged food company early Sunday morning, according to a report by FOX 13.

Investigators say a spontaneous combustion was caused by oily rags stores in bins. No injuries were reported, but the damage at WhiteWave Foods, 1658 South 4370 West, is estimated to be between $80,000 and $100,000.

According to FOX 13, firefighters had the fire under control within about 30 minutes of arriving just after 1 a.m.

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