News Short: An estimated $40,000 in damage is reported from early morning fire

In this file photo from September 2016, Cedar City Fire Department responds to a fire on Leigh Hill, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 3, 2016 | Photo by Tracie Sullivan, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY – A fire that started early Friday morning at a local storage unit left approximately $40,000 of property damage in its wake, authorities said.

The Cedar City Fire Department responded at around 2:20 a.m. to a fire at Cedar Storage located at 644 N. 800 West.

Two storage units were completely burned and two more sustained considerable smoke damage, said Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, arson has been almost entirely ruled out.

“There was video footage on site and we went through that,” Phillips said. “There was no one at the storage units at the time the fire started so we do not believe it was arson.”

The damage to the four storage units is estimated at around $30,000 and the cost to replace the property inside them is placed at approximately $10,000, Phillips said.

The storage units are located approximately five minutes from the fire station on the north end of Cedar City which allowed crews to arrive quickly, minimizing the potential for destruction of the storage units, Phillips added.

There were no injuries reported.

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1 Comment

  • ladybugavenger November 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Hey Dot! I didn’t feel the earthquake but my plumbing did. Uggggggh #fundraiser it didn’t cause as much damage as this fire in the story did. Hope these people recover their loss.

    Weather is beautiful! Raiders are awesome! ..

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