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Fire burns house and car in Riverton

Posted at 7:08 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 21:20:47-04

RIVERTON, Utah — A Riverton family was able to escape their home without injury after the garage became engulfed in flames thanks to local fire crews.

Unified Fire Authority responded to the 2-alarm fire near 1800 West and Bamberger Drive around 11 p.m. Thursday. South Jordan, Draper and Bluffdale fire departments also assisted.

A car in the garage was torched after its gas tank caught fire.

Crews were able to knock down the fire and keep it from spreading to nearby homes.

Investigators are trying to determine how and where in the home the fire started.