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Fire destroys Kamas garage

The South Summit Fire District responded to a fire late Sunday night in a Kamas garage.

The building, which was not attached to any other buildings, was destroyed.

According to Assistant Chief Scott Anderson, the owner had stoked a fire in a pot-belly stove while working.

"He looked over and it was glowing red and the wall behind it was on fire," he said.

Since the fire had spread behind the walls, and the garage was full of flammable materials, there was nothing the owner or the fire district could do to save the structure.

Anderson said the district has responded to abnormally high numbers of fires started by wood-burning stoves or fireplaces in 2011. He encourages owners of such heating devices to use them within manufacturer specifications, maintain them properly and take precautions to prevent adjacent walls from catching fire.

Coalville business gets a rezone

The East Side Planning Commission approved a rezone of Rees’s Metal Works in Coalville last month to fix a mistake.

The business was established before current zoning was in place. As zoning in the area changed, it became an agricultural area. As an industrial operation, the business was designated a "non-conforming" use.

That status required the owners to seek special permission whenever they wanted to make changes to the property’s facilities.

According to Summit County Planner Adryan Slaght, the owners are considering constructing a new office and expanding the existing building. The rezone of the parcel will make the project easier, he said.

Cabins approved near Chalk Creek

The East Side Planning Commission gave its OK to a subdivision adjacent Chalk Creek Road last month.

The project, labeled Six Feathers, consists of five summer cabins for the property owner’s family members.

Francis Rodeo Queen applications ready

Applications for the Francis Frontier Days Rodeo Queen are available now. The winner will be crowned Friday, June 3. The contest is open to all residents of Summit, Wasatch and Morgan Counties. Contestants must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years. For more information contact: Britni Harris at 783-2699 or 671-7385.


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