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Several Price homes totally destroyed after large fire, one hospitalized

Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 06, 2024

PRICE, Utah — One person was transported to the hospital in unknown condition and several homes were deemed total losses after a fire swept through a Price neighborhood Saturday.

At 4:14 p.m. the Price City Fire Department received reports of a structure fire at Castle Heights Drive. By the time they arrived, multiple structures were already involved.

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A total of four structures were damaged in the incident, with three families being displaced from their homes. One vacant home also received minor damage.

The Red Cross is assisting displaced families with shelter and other necessities.

One person was taken to the hospital following the fire and officials had no word on their status.

Investigators believe the cause of the fire was an old barbeque that was damaged and unable to contain embers, which quickly spread to a nearby home.

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Janarie Cammans, the Public Information Officer for the Price City Fire Department, said the fire response was very efficient, considering the department is volunteer-based.

She thanks volunteers and surrounding agencies for their help in fighting the flames and offered condolences to the displaced families.