Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 6, 2019
Home destroyed in Cooley Street fire

A home on Cooley Street in Grantsville was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening, according to Grantsville City Fire Chief Rob Critchlow. 

The fire, which occurred at a residence in the area of 400 South Cooley Street, was first reported at around 6:40 p.m., Critchlow said. By the time crews from Grantsville City Volunteer Fire Department were on scene, the structure was already fully engulfed. 

It took crews about 20 to 30 minutes to knock down the flames from the fire, Critchlow said. Crews from North Tooele Fire District and Tooele City Fire Department assisted in battling the blaze. 

The two occupants of the home were able to get outside and were not harmed, according to Critchlow. With the structure deemed a total loss, the family received help with housing from their church, he said. 

Another home on the lot to the north of the fire was threatened by the flames and was evacuated as a precaution, Critchlow said. 

Fire crews remained on mop up for hours after the fire, according to Critchlow. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and an investigator with the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to review the scene the following day.


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