On Friday, April 26, just after 5 p.m., Tremonton firefighters responded to a shed fire at 8420 N. 5200 W. along Hwy 13. According to firefighter Mike Norr, the cause of the fire is still undetermined, although authorities suspect it may have been sparked by ditch burning being done nearby.
Norr said, “It was at least an hour before we really had it in control. It was a tin building so we had to cut holes around the perimeter with extrication saws because it was so hot. We had to saw holes to help cool it down before we could send anyone in.” Since the shed was about 600 feet from the road, tenders were used to pump water to the fire.
While the fire was contained in about an hour, crews were on site for about six hours cleaning up. The building was a total loss with estimated damages around $100,000. An RV next to the building was also damaged.
Firefighters rescued a dog from a kennel at the back of the shed, but it did not survive.
Tremonton responded with three engines, a battalion and ambulance, Garland brought an engine and a tender truck and Central Box Elder Fire District also brought a tender to aid with water supply. Also on scene were sheriff’s officers and Box Elder County fire marshal Greg Martz.
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