Coalville business catches on fire
June 19, 2015
A fire at a North Summit business Thursday caused an estimated $120,000 worth of damage to the building and business-related equipment, according to the North Summit Fire District.
North Summit Fire responded to Summit Coasters, 35 S. 50 W., in Coalville, on Thursday at approximately 3:40 p.m., according to a press release.
Tyler Rowser, North Summit Fire public information officer, said flames were visible and coming out of the windows of the two-story above-ground structure when crews arrived, which was within five minutes of the call to dispatch.
He said employees were present when the fire started, but escaped unharmed.
No additional evacuations were made and Rowser said the fire did not threaten any surrounding structures.
The fire was completely extinguished within 30 to 45 minutes, Rowser said. Damage to the 1,500-square-foot building was estimated at $20,000, with $100,000 worth of damage to items and equipment stored in the building.
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Rowser said the quick response time of the fire district and the action of the employees reduced the overall damage caused by the fire.
"This was a huge help to stopping the fire quickly," Rowser said. "That and the employees did the correct thing, in not leaving doors open to let the outside air in."
Although the area within the building where the fire originated has been determined, the exact cause of the fire is still unknown pending the outcome of an investigation.
According to the business’s website, Summit Coasters reclaims "fallen or dead standing trees in the mountains surrounding Park City, Utah and repurposing them into custom handmade coasters." The website also advertises that Summit Coasters gives five percent of all sales to "help our local organizations fight the battle against wildfires."
No one answered the phone number listed on the website or responded to a message that was left by The Park Record by press time.