Early morning blaze causes thousands of dollars in damage at WVC industrial building

Posted at 8:26 AM, Dec 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 10:26:16-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — An industrial building suffered thousands of dollars in damage after an early morning fire Saturday.

At about 2 a.m., West Valley City  Fire received reports of smoke coming from Plastic Works, located at 2331 S. Constitution Blvd. When fire crews arrived, large volumes of smoke was pouring out of the southwest corner of the building, said Bob Fitzgerald, battalion chief for West Valley City Fire.

Fitzgerald said there were also large volumes of flames inside the structure.

“We did an aggressive attack,” the battalion chief said. “We put water directly on the fire and sent crews in to fight the fire.”

Crews were able to contain the blaze to keep it from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Although he didn’t have a specific amount, Fitzgerald estimated the damage to be in the $100,000 range.

Investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.