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Fire destroys a Centerville condominium
Dec 14, 2013 | 1187 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CENTERVILLE --A fire that started in a condominium at 88 W. 50 South, Centerville, just before noon on Saturday displaced a family and caused $80,000 in damage.

The fire was just one of many calls South Davis Metro Fire Agency crews responded to.

"We've just been slammed. We've had numerous traffic accidents and medicals," said SDMFA Chief Jeff Bassett.

The condominium fire was called in at 11:51 a.m., Bassett said. When fire crews arrived they found a working fire with flames coming out of the second story window. Police were evacuating residents from  the other condominiums of a 12 unit complex.

Twelve firefighters from SDMFA and the Farmington Fire Department responded with two engines and one ladder truck, Bassett said. The fire was put out in about five minutes.

A mother and a teenage daughter were home at the time. They, and two neighbors who came to help, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, Bassett said. A pet cat died in the fire.

As the burned unit is uninhabitable, the Red Cross was on scene to help the family find shelter and clothing, Bassett said.

In addition to the unit where the fire was located, units on either side had smoke and water damage, Bassett said. One unit is vacant, but the family occupying the other unit have family living nearby to stay with until their unit is cleaned.

Cedar Springs management had a disaster clean-up company already on scene Saturday afternoon, Bassett said.

Investigatators were on also on scene  throughout the afternoon to determine a cause.
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