Busy morning for fire crews, two damaging fires in northern Utah

Jan 3, 2022, 9:45 AM | Updated: 11:43 am
fire morning...
Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire in South Salt Lake Jan. 3. Photo: Salt Lake Fire Department

SALT LAKE CITY — Fire crews were busy Monday morning. Multiple agencies responded to structure fires in northern Utah. 

Crews responded to a house fire Monday morning

On Monday, Jan. 3, officials from Salt Lake City Fire Department were dispatched to 321 E 2100 S. A single story home engulfed in flames had smoke billowing out of it and up into the sky. 

Around 3 in the morning, the department reported that they contained the fire. The house was vacant at the time of the fire. As such, no one was injured.

Just a few hours before the dispatch to the house fire, another fire department received a call about a pizzeria in Sunset.

Sunset pizzeria caught fire after closing

Around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, crews were informed of a fire at the Circle Inn Pizzeria on Main Street. 

The first crews arrived to find heavy smoke pouring from the building. It wasn’t long before flames could be seen coming from the roof at the front of the structure.

A second alarm sounded bringing additional crews and equipment to the scene. Firefighters from several agencies including Roy and North Davis worked to contain the flames and minimize damage. However, the fire completely destroyed the roof of the building.

Officials worked well into the night on the fire and into the morning on the resulting damage.

North Davis Fire Chief Mark Becraft said crews saved the furniture store next door. Although, freezing weather conditions made the fire fight more difficult, causing water hoses to malfunction.

Chief Becraft said the damages to the pizzeria are estimated to be around $2 million.

The comments on a Facebook post made by Roy City Fire & Rescue attest to the restaurant’s popularity. Center Inn Pizzeria was well loved by the community.

The Circle Inn Pizzeria is located near 2300 N. Main Street in Sunset. The fire resulted in a temporary closure of Main St. between 1800 and 2300.

Around 8:30 a.m., one lane in each direction in the affected area on Main St. opened to traffic. Crews remained at the scene, cautious of the building’s potential collapse. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown and no injuries were reported.

Contributing: Don Brinkerhoff

Other Stories:

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Bishop L. Todd Budge, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Mark Jones

Church leader speaks of caring for the earth at Why It Matters conference

Bishop L. Todd Budge, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks on caring for the earth Wednesday at the Why it Matters conference in Orem.
22 hours ago
Two Murray police cruisers are shown...
Mark Jones

Explosion inside motorhome being investigated

One person was taken to the hospital with minor burns after an explosion inside a motorhome Wednesday evening in Murray.
22 hours ago
Photo of Roy Police cruiser...
Mark Jones

Breaking: 5-year-old child in critical condition after being hit by truck

A 5-year-old child was transported in critical condition to Primary Children's Hospital Wednesday evening after being hit by a truck, according to police in Roy.
22 hours ago
Doctoral student Suzi Creveling talks about her work on the Utah Bionic Leg in the new University o...
Mark Jones

University of Utah researchers unveil Utah Bionic Leg

The Utah Bionic Leg, unveiled Wednesday, was developed by researchers at the University of Utah,
22 hours ago
Rounds missing Box Elder County...
Mark Jones

Deputies say evidence pointing to homicide likely in case of Dylan Rounds

Deputies with the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office say evidence in the case of missing 19-year-old Dylan Rounds supports that a homicide likely took place.
22 hours ago
Protestors at the stolen piglets trial...
Elizabeth Weiler

Two men accused of stealing dying piglets from Utah farm face charges

The trial involving two stolen piglets is underway in St. George. The suspects are facing ten years or more in prison if convicted.
22 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Busy morning for fire crews, two damaging fires in northern Utah