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Sandy family homeless for months after fire spreads

Sandy family homeless for months after car fire spreads to home (Photo: Donna Pope)

(KUTV) - Three people escaped a Sandy home after it caught fire this morning.

It happened around 9:36 a.m. at 1255 East 10600 South.

According to Batallion Chief Chris Dawson of the Sandy City Fire Department, the blaze began in the home's garage before spreading into the home and to the family's two vehicles.

Three people were home at the time, and two of them were asleep.

The awake person was able to notify the others who were all able to get out safely.

Fire crews were able to keep most of the fire out of the home, but the home is still uninhabitable.

Since repairs are estimated at $150,000 or more, it will take some time for the family before they can return home. Possibly weeks or months.

Crews haven't completed their investigation, but believe cigarettes in the car may have been the cause.

There were no injuries.

Information from this story came from Battalion Chief Chris Dawson of the Sandy City Fire Department.

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