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Fire crews said owners did one thing that helped save building in fire

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Posted at 8:29 AM, May 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 10:36:08-04

WOODS CROSS, Utah – Officials said a fire at a local business could have been much worse if sprinklers weren’t in place.

The South Davis Metro Fire Department said a “water flow alarm” alerted them to the flames at about 11 p.m.

When crews got to the “Candle Warmers Etc.” building near 19th W. and 24th S., they found the sprinklers were already putting out the fire.

“The sprinklers obviously put the fire out and they do a great job of that and that’s why buildings like these are required to have sprinklers,” Fire Chief Dave Powers said. “So most of the damage now is just the water damage caused by the sprinklers going off and a little bit of the burn from the fire.”

Officials said it appears the fire was an accident; investigators are working to determine the cause.