By Liz Wood 

Early morning blaze guts business

Cause of fire is still undetermined

 

Liz Wood

A fire swept through a local manufacturing business early Monday morning. The fire department responded to the fire at 3:30 a.m. as the building was engulfed in flames. Volunteer firefighters were still cleaning up hour later. Right photo, the inside of Hughes Manufacturing late Monday morning. Top left, firefighters put away gear after the fire is put out; center, an overview of the damage to the building. Walls were stripped down to get to the fire. Bottom left, Carbon County Fire Warden moves sawdust to inspect the fire damage and try and determine the cause of the fire. As of Monday afternoon, the cause of the fire was undetermined.

Todd Hughes, owner of Hughes Manufacturing, was devastated Monday morning as he looked at the charred building that once housed his business.

"It has been here since the 90s," Hughes said.

Carbon County Fire Warden John Rutherford was investigating the cause of the fire as Hughes stood by.

Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Randy Sikes said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Hughes said he received a call from his son, Brian Hughes, alerting him of the fire at 4 a.m. The door was on fire when Hughes arrived. Hughes said he thought a steel door may have saved the...



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