Fire destroys Woods Cross commercial door business


Woods Cross, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Fire destroyed a commercial door business Friday in Woods Cross. Although the fire is now out, it's still causing concern for firefighters on the scene.

If you take a look at cell phone video from the fire, you can begin to see what firefighters are concerned about.  


"When we arrived we had so much fire through the roof," said Jeff Bassett, Fire Chief, So. Davis Metro Fire. 


"It was big," said Lisa Lopez, neighbor.  

"Really, really, really black," said Michelle White, neighbor. 

Heavy smoke was billowing out of the Overhead Door Company near 15th West and 11th North. Firefighters said it caught fire just before 5:00 p.m. Neighbors said they heard an explosion.

"I thought we heard a fire alarm and then maybe a couple of loud bangs," said David McBride, neighbor. 

The roof collapsed and the entire building was in flames. The fire burned just within feet of several nearby homes. 

"Too close for comfort," said White. 

"I was so nervous I was pulling things out of my house," said Lopez. 

It took more than 50 firefighters from Layton to Salt Lake to put it out. Although the smoke is now gone, crews are still worried there may be more fires burns inside they can't see.  

"When the roof starts to collapse in, the construction will actually pancake or smother the fire so the fire will burn and it doesn't matter how much water we put on it, we can't get to it," said Bassett. 

Firefighters said they expect to be on scene all night monitoring potential hotspots from the fire, and investigating what happened. Right now it's still unclear what caused it. They did report one firefighter was injured during the fire, but he's since been cleared to go home.  


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