Firefighters Save State Liquor Store from Burning Flames

cedar city liquor store fire
Photo by Corey McNeil | St. George News
fire near cedar city liquor store
Photo by Corey McNeil | St. George News

Correction: Home Depot was not evacuated, but the propane tanks were moved.

CEDAR CITY – Firefighters narrowly saved the State Liquor Store in Cedar City from a fire that came within 100 feet of the building. Officers evacuated the Liquor Store and moved the propane tanks from the Home Depot as a precaution.

Watch video of helicopter trying to put out the flames

Officer Dustin Orton said officers were nearby investigating a fatal vehicle accident when the fire started. The officers’ quick response allowed officers to keep the Liquor Store from being caught in the flames. Click here for St. George News story on that accident.

Second video of helicopter at the fire

Jeff O’Brien, a Cedar City resident who works nearby, said a plane is currently dropping fire retardant as helicopters drop water to prevent the flames from spreading.

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1 Comment

  • Curtis August 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    way to get this up so fast. The Spectrum has an office here and you still matched them minute for minute…and your coverage is for free!

    keep up the good work.

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