Torch sparks 2-alarm CH fire

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-13 20:52:32-05

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Fire crews put out a 2-alarm blaze in Cottonwood Heights on Sunday.

The fire started at a single-family home at 8010 South Royal Lane (2300 East) in Cottonwood Heights just after 4 p.m.

Unified Fire Officials say the fire was sparked by a torch being used to thaw an outside hose bib.Unified Fire officials say the blaze started in a room in the house and has spread inside the walls.

Officials called for a second alarm because of the cold weather.

No one was trapped in the fire. There was damage to the home’s exterior with minor smoke damage inside.