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Man jumps out of window to escape Sandy house fire

Feb 26, 2018, 7:02 AM | Updated: 10:10 pm
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SANDY — A Sandy man jumped out his bedroom window to escape a house fire early Sunday morning. He was uninjured.

Sandy City Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Larson said the fire likely started in the garage of a home near 9000 South 400 West about 3:11 a.m. Sunday.

Larson said the home didn’t have working smoke detectors. By the time the man inside realized there was a fire, he had few options.

“He attempted to go out the front door and there was too much fire and smoke, and he bailed out through a bedroom window,” Larson said.

There was heavy damage to the house, and the garage was burned to the ground.

Larson said the fire could have easily had a much worse outcome. He said incidents like this one highlight the importance of having working smoke detectors.

“He’s extremely lucky to get out with his life without a working smoke detector,” Larson said.

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