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Fire in Midvale impacts several businesses

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 01:00:37-05

MIDVALE, Utah — Fire crews responded to a three-alarm structure fire in Midvale Sunday morning near 7000 South and 900 East.

No one was hurt in the fire, but the building suffered significant damage. Fire crews spent hours Sunday getting the fire out, Unified Fire Battalion Chief Scott McBride said. One of the buildings suffered significant damage, and the other appeared to suffer some possible smoke and water damage, McBride said.

About 11 business owners were impacted, most in the medical field, building owners Ida and Michael Baghoomian said.

News of the fire is devastating, Ida said.

“These are people’s livelihoods, and it’s been heartbreaking,” she said.

The pair vow to get things back and running as soon as possible, Michael said.

“Things can be rebuilt, but it’s our tenants that we need to get back up and running,” he said.

It’s not often to see a commercial fire this size take out so many businesses, McBride said.

“It’s a sad day, especially right now in times when you have businesses struggling," he said. "When you see something like this, it is always awful."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.