Fire ravages 2 Old Town homes |

Fire ravages 2 Old Town homes

An early morning fire on Norfolk Ave. is believed to have started in the burned out structure on the right.(Nan Chalat-Noaker/Park Record)

A major fire in Old Town destroyed a rental home and severely damaged a neighboring second-home propertyon upper Norfolk Ave. The smoke plume was visible throughout the city but no one was injured in the early morning fire.

Three renters said they awoke in their house at 711 Norfolk to find the structure engulfed in flames. They ran outside leaving all of their belongings behind.

By 7 a.m. fire crews from throughout the Park City Fire district were on the scene where the fire had also spread to an adjacent home. Dark brown smoke was billowing from the burning roof of a recently remodeled home at 713 Norfolk. According to Park City Fire Chief Kelly Gee the fire was extremely hard to contain because of the way two older structures had been joined together.

Park City Building Chief Ron Ivie was also on the scene and was preparing to interview the three men whose were in the house where the fire is believed to have started.

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