Investigators say a fire that gutted a Sandy home Wednesday was ignited intentionally.

Crews responded to the blaze, 2597 E. Sundance (8670 South), about 7 p.m. after being alerted from a phone in Murray. The only resident home at the time escaped without injury after he was awakened by a call from a family member.The fire, which caused more than $100,000 in damage, is considered suspicious, Sandy Fire Marshal Dave Meldrum said.

"Sandy police were at the home earlier in the day because of a domestic dispute," Meldrum said. "One of the homeowners called the 24-year-old son from a phone in Murray to alert him to the blaze. The same caller also contacted the fire department."

No arrests had been made as of Thursday morning.

"When our trucks arrived, the fire in the garage was fully involved," Sandy Fire Capt. Richard Lyman said. "The fire was large enough in the garage that there was little the residents could do but wait outside for firefighters." The blaze quickly spread to an adjoining kitchen and living room.

Efforts to douse the blaze were slowed by concerns that the roof might collapse because fire had spread into the attic.

"It took the better part of an hour to get the fire out. In the end, the roof held - but it did shower debris," Lyman said.

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