A gas bottle fueling a blow torch apparently led to the fire that destroyed a Woods Cross business.
The Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West went up in flames Friday afternoon, an estimated $1 million loss, at least. Investigators announced Saturday that it appears the two-alarm fire was an accident, one started with a gas fire and fueled by the gas lines that run along the roof.
Employees were using a cutting torch to cut large garage door springs when they heard a popping noise behind them, and turned to see the acetylene bottle fueling the torch was on fire around the valve, according to a statement from the South Davis Metro Fire Department. The flames spread to a wood workbench and to the large wood spools above it, fueling the fire to the roof.