UPDATE Sunday August 7, 2011: Capt. Brent Hafen of St. George Fire Department advised that although the cause of the fire remains under investigation, no suspicious cause appears to be involved and investigators are looking at electrical sources.
Hafen said that there was a lot of damage, the fire was up in the attic and a lot of the tresses were damaged. Whether or not the house is reparable remains to be determined.
He said that his understanding is that “it was a vacation home for somebody, somebody had come down from Canada and spent some time there and had just left,” before the fire broke out. He concluded that “nobody has been displaced.” Actual determinations remain to be made as the investigation continues.
Hafen also confirmed that no persons suffered injury, either private citizens or firefighters.
ST. GEORGE – Firefighters are currently battling a house fire at 844 West 1250 North, near Bluff Street. The fire is remanded to the rear of the home and in the attic.
Steve Anderson, a relative to the homeowner, said that he and his wife were staying in the house across the street. They left home this morning around 10 a.m. and received a call about 40 minutes later from someone telling them their grandparents’ home was on fire.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Full story to follow as details are ascertained.
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