Cottonwood Heights home catches fire

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jun 24, 2013

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority responded to a Cottonwood Heights home Sunday night and found it completely engulfed in flames.

The fire started shortly before 10 p.m. on East Country View Ln.The family of eight who lives there was not home at the time.

The fire initially posed a threat to neighboring homes, but crews had it under control within 10 minutes of their arrival.

Capt. Clint Mecham, Unified Fire Authority, said the narrow roads in the neighborhood can make it difficult for firefighters to reach homes.

“The first arriving crews did a really good job and didn’t appear to have any access problems. They were able to pull up and position themselves in front of the structure that’s involved,” Mecham said. “But the additional arriving units behind that for support – that’s always an issue.”

Investigators were still working Monday morning to determine the cause of the fire and to contact the family.