Fire erupts in garage of Park City home
March 15, 2016
A man arrived at his mother’s Park City home on Friday to find her garage fully engulfed in flames, according to Casey Vorwaller, a public information officer with the Park City Fire District.
The man pounded on the door and then helped his mother escape before contacting emergency services, Vorwaller said. The woman did not receive medical attention.
"When he got there and saw the fire he went in and got his mom out," Vorwaller said. "And it was a pretty good-size fire, but thanks to some really good construction they had a firewall."
At around 7:50 p.m., six units with 15 firefighters from the Park City Fire District responded to the blaze. The house is located at 2644 Annie Oakley Drive, in Park City.
The fire was fully involved when crews arrived and had spread to an upper level deck of the two-story home. Flames were seen coming from the exterior and destroyed a Subaru Outback parked in the driveway. No nearby homes were threatened.
"Other homes would have been threatened if crews had not shown up so quickly because of how close they are together," Vorwaller said.
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Most of the fire damage was contained to the garage, Vorwaller said, adding that an upper level master bedroom sustained some damage as well. He estimated the value of the damages to be around $100,000.
The Park City Fire District and Park City Building Department are conducting a joint-investigation into the cause of the fire. Vorwaller said it could take several weeks.