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Murray family displaced after attic fire

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Posted at 8:17 AM, May 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-03 10:17:48-04

MURRAY, Utah — A fire broke out in the attic of a Murray home Thursday night, displacing the family who lives there.

Firefighters responded to 259 E 4800 S around 10 p.m. and contained the fire within 35 minutes.
Officials said the house was being remodeled and no one was home at the time.

Deputy Fire Marshall Russ Groves from the Murray City Fire Department said attic fires can be difficult to contain because they’re hard to access.

“We knocked the fire down from the interior. Now we’re pulling soffit and fascia off of the outside of the building, knocking down hot spots in the attic area,” Groves said Thursday night.

Fire officials investigated to determine the cause.