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Fire at former Sconecutter restaurant sends a huge plume of smoke into the air

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 20:43:54-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City firefighters battled a blaze Thursday at the building that housed "The Sconecutter" for decades on the corner of State Street and 2100 South.

The fire began around noon and a huge plume of black smoke could be seen around the valley.

Fire crews arrived to flames shooting through the roof, so they went into a defensive position to keep the fire to the one building and from spreading to nearby businesses.

There have been no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The restaurant closed in 2018.

FOX 13's content sharing partners, the Salt Lake Tribune, report the family-owned Sconecutter was founded in 1977 and was known for serving the "Utah Scone," a puffy fried bread by themselves or in sandwiches.