Blaze guts Basin home
May 19, 2009
The cause of a fire May 9 that damaged about half of a house at 6642 Trout Creek is still unknown.
The blaze near Kimball Junction drew fire crews from several stations, Park City Fire Battalion Chief Mark Billmire said.
"We knew we had a pretty good one going," Billmire said, adding that smoke was visible on State Road 224. "We had three engines on scene, a couple of ambulances and myself."
The fire appears to have begun in a bedroom in the basement, Billmire said.
"They had a significant amount of smoke and flames coming from the back side of the building," Billmire said in a telephone interview.
The fire was reported at 1:03 p.m.
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"There was quite a bit of damage to the structure, at least several hundred thousand dollars," Billmire said. "The basement was totally involved and it extended up into the second floor and burned the back deck and quite a few of the contents of those rooms."
Firefighters were on scene about three hours, he said.
"It started in the basement bedroom on the north side of the building," Billmire said, adding that the mother and daughter who live in the house had left about an hour before the fire began.
To protect neighboring homes, two hoses were strung across the property, he said.
"The units are fairly close together, so that was of course one of our first concerns," Billmire said.
Nobody was injured fighting the blaze, he said.
"It’s going to be a total remodel, on the basement and half the upstairs," Billmire said.