BOUNTIFUL — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to an attached garage at a home at 3013 S. 100 West, on Thursday night.
Fire crews were called to the scene at about 7 p.m. Thursday. The family was home when they heard what sounded like a circuit breaker popping and smelled smoke, said South Davis Metro Fire Agency Deputy Chief Jeff Bassett. They entered the garage from the home, saw the fire and immediately closed the door and called 911. Everybody then left the home, Bassett said.
"There was a pretty hefty fire going in the garage when firefighters arrived," Bassett said.
The garage is a two-story structure added on to the house, making it a "very tall garage," he said. Half the garage is living space. Fire crews fought the blaze through both the front and back doors and were able to contain it to the garage, leaving the living area unburned.
Because many of the family's valuables were in the living area of the garage and winds were gusting overnight, one crew remained on scene throughout the night to battle any hot spots. Bassett said there were a couple of flare-ups. Investigators were on scene early Friday morning to determine the cause.
"The good news is no one was hurt and everyone is safe," he said. The family will be able to live in the main part of the house while repairs are made to the garage and the living area that is a part of it, Bassett believes.