Fire destroys Marion barn |

Fire destroys Marion barn

A fire destroyed a two-story wooden barn near Kamas early Sunday morning.

The footprint of the barn measured 48 by 48 feet, said Scott Nagle, a spokesman for the South Summit Fire District.

Firefighters responded at 12:25 a.m., he said.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause, Nagle said.

"We did what we could because it was a totally wood structure and it was fully engulfed when we got there It collapsed," Nagle said. "Flames were probably shooting about 30 feet into the air It was all defensive. We weren’t trying to go inside."

Three engines, two water tenders and a rescue command vehicle responded with Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer.

"It had gotten into some of the brush that was around the barn," Nagle explained. "We attacked it from all sides."

Inside the barn was a tractor, generator and an automobile that were all damaged, he said, adding that the owner of the barn is in western Summit County.

"It’s surrounded by aspen and other brush," Nagle said about the fire, which was near "Hoyts Peak Road behind Weller Recreation."

The fire took almost four hours to extinguish. The barn was about four years old, Nagle said, adding that the owner used it for mostly storage.

The fire threatened no other homes and nobody was injured.

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