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Two alarm business fire in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 7:23 AM, May 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-02 18:48:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a blaze at Deseret Manufacturing Thursday morning.

The fire was first reported at 6:30 a.m. at 1680 South Industrial Road. Initial callers told dispatchers it was a "wood shop" on fire.

Jason Asay with the Salt Lake City Fire Department says when crews arrived they found the fire started in an area where sawdust was being collected.

"I went outside and the cylinder where they keep all the shavings come from the wood shop was just on fire. There were flames coming out of the little cubby hole," said employee Diego Briseno.

There were employees there at the time of the fire but there are no reports of injuries.

"They got the fire out pretty quickly but the problem was smoke had spread throughout the building and it was difficult to get some of the doors open so right now the fire is out but there's heavy smoke and water damage inside the building," said Asay.

Scott Trotter, spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, tells Fox 13 News the fire started in a dust collection device outside of the building.