Residents still sifting through wreckage one week after fire in Tooele

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 19:25:59-04

TOOELE, Utah -- It's been one week since 10 homes were destroyed and eight others were damaged due to an arson fire in Tooele.

Police have yet to make any arrests in the case, while victims try to rebuild their lives.

Carl Hein looks through the burned remains where his Tooele home once stood. He and his wife lived there for 41 years. Their three children grew up there. One of them flew in from California to help salvage anything they could, but all he could find was his dad's Army uniform.

Hein said he was sitting on the back porch, having milk and cookies, when he saw the fire moving toward his home. He and his wife ran across the street to a neighbor's house with nothing but the clothes on their back. Ten minutes later, their home was fully engulfed. They are only left with memories.

"Well 41 years, there are a lot of memories here, everything that we worked for, saved for and played with and cussed about, it's all gone," Hein said.

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