News short: Firefighters respond to blaze in industrial area

Firefighters respond to a fire in an industrial area of St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – St. George firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in an industrial area of St. George Saturday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m., four fire units were called out to a business at 595 N. 1300 East. Initial reports stated there was a dumpster fire 2 feet from the building, and a forklift with a propane tank was parked near the growing flames.

Firefighters respond to a fire in an industrial area of St. George, Utah, April 11,  2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Firefighters respond to a fire in an industrial area of St. George, Utah, April 11, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The first fire unit arrived and found the fire was actually behind the dumpster, St. George Fire Capt. Rob Hooper said. Though the flames were very close to the building, the structure itself had not caught fire.

“The fire was extinguished within just a couple of minutes with one engine,” Hooper said, “and all other units were canceled.”

The building sustained some minor damage as a result of the fire.

As this report is published, firefighters do not know what caused the blaze to ignite.

“The cause is under investigation,” Hooper said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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