Chimney Fire Displaces Cottonwood Heights Family
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – A family of four was forced from their home after an early-morning fire Friday.
It was thanks to observant residents in the area who reported the smoke and allowed firefighters to begin working before anyone could get hurt.
The family was able to escape the flames, and they are reportedly safe.
“I think everyone got lucky despite the unfortunate circumstances for the homeowners,” said Matthew McFarland from Unified Fire Authority.
The smoke was spotted coming from the home on Titian Way at approximately 2 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered the fire coming from the chimney and the attic of the home.
Firefighters said they had to cut a hole in the house’s roof to stop the fire.
The home suffered serious damage.
As firefighters worked to determine the cause of the blaze, they had a warning as temperatures drop.
“If you haven’t had a fire this year, or even if you have, think about the last time you had your chimney cleaned and inspected,” McFarland said. “Call a professional in to do that.”
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