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Woods Cross • South Davis Metro Fire crews were working to put out a fire that destroyed a hay barn and damaged the roof of a home Friday afternoon.
A call came in about 2:30 p.m., reporting the blaze near 900 S. Redwood Road, said South Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett, and 33 firefighters from multiple agencies responded.
Crews rescued two children from the house and extinguished the blaze on the roof before much damage occurred, Bassett said, but the barn was destroyed.
The fires generated a "tremendous amount of heat," Bassett said.
Large plumes of smoke rose from the barn fire, fueled by hay and hay bales, and rose through the air hours after crews arrived. Bassett described the barn fire as "difficult to extinguish" and said as of about 5 p.m., crews still had hours of work to do to subdue the smoke.
Redwood Road was closed between 500 South and 1500 South for several hours.
Crews also discovered a couple of downed power lines in the area, so Rocky Mountain Power turned off electricity for some time, Bassett said.
No injuries were reported, he said. Some cattle were in the area, but firefighters established a water line around the corral, which prevented the animals from being hurt.
As of Friday night, Bassett said investigators were looking into the cause of the fire and an estimate of the damage.
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