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A fire that consumed a hay barn and damaged the roof of a home in Woods Cross on Friday did an estimated $500,000 in damage.
Thirty-three firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the fire at about 900 S. Redwood Road, after it was reported about 2:30 p.m., South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett said.
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 continued to rise through the air hours after crews arrived. Bassett described the barn fire as "difficult to extinguish" and a crew remained at the scene overnight after crews stopped pulling apart hay about 10:45 p.m.
Redwood Road was closed from 500 South to 1500 South until about 8 p.m., at which point one lane was opened. The road was opened fully just before 10 a.m. Saturday, though fire officials noted that cleanup would take several days.
No injuries were reported, Bassett said. Some cattle were in the area, but firefighters established a water line around the corral, which prevented the animals from being hurt.
Investigators were still looking into the cause of the fire Saturday.