Fire crews were able to quickly put out a fire in Midway over the weekend.
The Midway home located near 650 North Center Street became fully engulfed in flames on Sunday evening. Wasatch County Fire District received word from a neighbor about the house fire on Midways Center street around 8:00 pm last night. When crews arrived shortly after they were able to knock the fire down and make entry into the unoccupied home. Fire District Public Information Officer Janet Carson says they are still investigating the cause of the fire.
“We suspect that the fire started outside somewhere, but it's still undetermined as to what caused it,” Carson continued. “The worst damage was on the outside, so it looks like the structure is salvageable. There's just a little bit on the one South side that was burned as well as a lot of smoke damage.”
Carson says they were able to put out the fire very quickly thanks to the home’s proximity to a fire station.
“We’ve talked before about the homes up in Timber Lakes and how they’re a total loss,” Carson explained. “We have a full-time fire station in Midway that was about eight blocks away. So, those pictures I posted were what the neighbors posted with the house fully engulfed. Within just a matter of minutes after they put water on it, they were able to knock down the flames and save it from being a total loss.”
Carson emphasized the importance of residents securing their homes when they leave, especially for vacation homeowners.
“That’s kind of where we tend to have the most fires, in places that are second home,” Carson said. “Where they leave and have forgotten to maybe do something before, they check out and leave the house.”
Although no one was in the building at the time the district says the owner said they had been in the home earlier in the day.