ST. GEORGE – The St. George Fire Department responded to an emergency call at 6:37 p.m. Saturday to a fire at 2405 West Entrada Trail. Dispatch reported the fire was contained at around 7:15 p.m.
St. George Fire Chief Robert Stoker said a neighbor called in the fire after seeing “flames that extended through the roof.”
“The fire was located in the master bathroom and closet,” Stoker said. The flames that shot through the roof had actually burned through two skylights in the master bathroom. “(That) actually helped keep (the fire) contained to that area of the home,” he said.
The home was completely full of smoke upon entry, and firefighters set up fans and broke out windows in the master bathroom to help with ventilation.
There was a burst of blue flames from the bathroom area, which Stoker said could have been due to a gas line being hit, or gases released by materials torched by the fire.
“The entire home did suffer smoke damage and some heat damage in the master bedroom area,” he said. “Water damage is limited to where the fire was.”
No one was harmed in the fire, as the home was unoccupied. The homeowners and their family members were all accounted for.
At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.
Stoker said seven fire engines responded to the scene, bringing an estimated 35 to 45 personnel to help combat the fire. He said the reason for the high-number of responding units was in case the fire got worse, or spread to other buildings in the area.
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