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A stubborn fire one that reignited Monday afternoon after firefighters had doused it some 12 hours earlier destroyed the Frito-Lay Distribution Center in St. George.
St. George Fire Department crews had first responded to the 1161 W. 1240 North warehouse site about 4 a.m. Monday after an employee called 911. That initial blaze consumed about $100,000 in goods and equipment, though final losses were expected to be in "the hundreds of thousands of dollars," Capt. Coty Chadburn said on Tuesday.
Stiff winds gusting through the region about 4 p.m. briefly reignited embers within some wooden pallets, but firefighter quickly snuffed those flames, too.
The cause of the fire, while not officially labeled as suspicious, was under investigation since the warehouse is surrounded by fencing and its gates were locked when the first flames were reported to be spreading quickly from inside the structure and onto its roofing.
No injuries were reported, Chadburn said.