ENTERPRISE – At approximately 10:45 a.m. Friday, emergency personnel were dispatched to a report of a structure fire near 2500 North state Route 18 approximately three miles north of Enterprise. Emergency personnel were advised the structure, a barn, was unoccupied but was full of farm equipment. They were further notified other structures may be threatened as well.
Upon arrival, the owner was found removing some of the farm equipment from the building. The owner was able to remove some equipment before the fire completely consumed the building.
Fire crews from the Enterprise, Beryl and Newcastle Fire Departments responded to the area. There were approximately 15 fire apparatuses on scene trying to control the fire. The fire was contained to the building and adjacent area.
The fire caused a power outage to a few homes in the area. Power was later restored by Rocky Mountain Power. The structures near the fire were protected by fire personnel with no known damage to them.
The fire destroyed the barn and the farm equipment and other contents that had been left inside. There were two vehicles and other farm equipment also destroyed which were adjacent to the building.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time but does not appear to be arson. The Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing the investigation.
The estimated loss of the building and contents is approximately $50,000.
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Submitted by: Iron County Sheriff’s Office