Wasatch County Fire

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Cabin Explosion in Timber Lakes Sunday March 17th

Wasatch County Fire responded to a page on Sunday for multiple calls for a cabin explosion in the Timber Lakes Subdivision.  Upon arrival at the scene we were informed that there were no occupants at the home and the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Residents throughout the subdivision stated that they heard the explosion and nearby cabin owners informed us that they had broken windows and contents that had been knocked off shelves inside their cabin.  It was confirmed upon contacting the homeowner that it was vacant and had not been anyone there for several days.

Firefighters spent several hours working to put the fire out and then investigation began on the cause.  There was debris scattered several hundred feet above and below the structure and on the roof of a nearby cabin.  The State Fire Marshall’s office will be assisting with the investigation and it will be several weeks before they will have any information on the cause.

There has been concern expressed from the residents in the area and questions as to safety issues with propane tanks.  The Fire Marshal has put together a safety bulletin, shown below, to hopefully answer questions and concerns.

 

 

snipped propane safety

 

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