- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than 50 fire crews helped to extinguish a four-alarm fire that quickly spread through a Salt Lake City warehouse.

The fire started Sunday as firefighters arrived to find one semi-trailer on fire. The blaze then spread to the building, engulfing a leather and furniture company.

Captain Mark Bednarik from the Salt Lake City Fire Department says crews had been inside battling the fire when explosions began and they were forced to exit. The explosions were believed to have been from propane tanks that had caught fire.

Flames reached as high as 20 feet and spread into nearby fields.

Firefighters tackling the blaze from above helped extinguish the fire after about two hours.

Bednarik says the fire caused at least $150,000 in damage to the business.

No injuries were reported.


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