Sprinkler system contains structure fire at Clearfield business, officials say

Posted at 1:25 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 16:47:32-04

CLEARFIELD, Utah — A destructive structure fire was avoided early Saturday morning due to a business’s water suppression system.

At 8:11 a.m., North Davis Fire District responded to a fire alarm at trailer manufacturer, Utility Trailer, in Clearfield, located at 1111 S. 1000 West. When crews arrived, water and smoke were coming from the east side of the building, according to a press release from North Davis Fire District.

About 500 employees working at the time, had already been evacuated and set up outside at meeting points designated by Utility Trailer.

Firefighters found a 40-foot trailer had been destroyed by the blaze. The release states the sprinkler system in the building kept the flames from expanding.

There was damage to two trailers: one by fire and the other by water from the sprinkler system, according to the release.

The cost of damage was estimated at $50,000.

“If not for the water suppression system working, this business could have been devastated and could possibly experienced loss of life,” the release states.