Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 14, 2023
Tooele City garage fire burned two vehicles, threatened two homes

A fire in a detached garage in Tooele City caused a total loss to two vehicles outside the garage and threatened two nearby homes on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 14.

Tooele City firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 624 N. Chateau Circle at 12:26 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a detached garage fully engulfed, according to Matt McCoy, Tooele City fire chief.

The fire quickly spread to two vehicles, one in front of and one adjacent to the garage. The fire also threatened two nearby homes and melted parts of the outside of the homes.

It took firefighters an hour to put out the fire and they were on scene until after 4:30 p.m. mopping up, McCoy said.

Tooele City firefighters were assisted by the North Tooele Fire District, the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, and Mountain West Medical Center’s ambulance crew.

No one was inside of the garage or home at the time of the fire. The cause and where the fire started in the garage are both under investigation.

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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