The fire suppression system worked, extinguishing the flames as designed. It was smoke and water from the sprinkler system, though, that left the Lehi Costco warehouse with an estimated $2 million in damages.
Lehi Fire Battalion Chief Rick Howard said that the fire itself burned a display of electric heaters on four wooden pallets, but by the time firefighters arrived about 10 p.m. Tuesday, the flames had been extinguished at the 200 N. 1200 East address.
"The smoke went completely through the building and got into all the food and produce they had out, along with bedding, rugs, clothes and other products," Howard said Thursday. "Then there was the water damage."