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No injuries in Salt Lake house fire that spread to trees, sheds, porch

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-02 16:37:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Firefighters said a fire at a Salt Lake City home was tricky to put out Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home near 900 E. and 1150 S. around 1 a.m.

When they arrived, they could see flames shooting above the two-story house.

Firefighters said the fire spread from the deck to some trees, sheds and even got into the back of the house and that brought some unique challenges.

Salt Lake City Battalion Chief Dan Walker said, “When you’re fighting a fire and the tree above you is on fire as well, you know, you’ve got embers and things falling from the tree as well as the house on fire, it’s always a concern to make sure you have all those exposures put out as well.”

Firefighters got the flames under control before they did too much damage to the house.

Three people were home at the time, all got out unharmed.

They are staying with family members until they clean up some water and smoke damage.

Investigators estimate the damage at about $100,000.

Authorities have not said how the fire started.