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Fire-gutted foothills home is a `total loss’

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A house gutted by an early morning fire Thursday in North Salt Lake is considered a total loss. The hillside house was under construction on Rockwood Drive. Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at about 5:30 a.m.

Capt. Jim Rampton of South Davis Fire Department said the value of the house was estimated between $300,000 and $350,000.The cause of the blaze is unknown by investigators, but it is still being probed.

Rampton said the construction of the house was complete, and workers were "just adding the finishing touches to it."

Smoke from the fire filled the area and could be seen during Thursday morning's commute.