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Trailer Fire Near Woodward Put Out Quickly

Park City Fire District

A construction trailer near Woodward Park City caught on fire Wednesday afternoon.

Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says the construction trailer on the site of the new Woodward Park City resort caught on fire in the early afternoon.

“There was an employee that was on site that noticed smoke coming from it,” Hurd Hazelrigg said. “Went inside to the main building, grabbed an extinguisher went out and attacked the fire with the extinguisher from a window. Then went in on the opposite side of the trailer and use the extinguisher again. So, that kind of hit down most of it, or knocked down most of it until we could get there.”

Hurd Hazelrigg says that the employee received no injuries. The trailer was unoccupied at the time excluding a dog that was able to escape with no injuries as well. While responding to the fire emergency responders shut down Kilby road for a brief time, Hurd Hazelrigg says that was to bring the proper equipment to the incident.

“We had an aerial truck out on the road in case we needed to use that,” Hurd Hazelrigg explained. “Initially I think we had three engines here, one of them was set up on Kilby road. That was the main reason and to keep our firefighters safe while they were fighting fire.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The damage to the trailer was primarily kept to the ceiling space, in large part thanks to the quick thinking of the worker on hand.

“Well it was definitely good thinking and it was awesome that he attacked from the outside first, that he didn't get hurt,” Hurd Hazelrigg continued. “Got the dog out safely, prevented the trailer from probably going up entirely. So, I'm sure that using the extinguisher prevented more damage.”

Hurd Hazelrigg recommends people know where their extinguishers are and how to use them. She adds that its important when fighting flames to not block yourself in between the fire and your exit point.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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