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Sandy fire destroys camping trailer, shed

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SANDY — A fire tore through a camping trailer and shed, and threatened a nearby home and mountainside Tuesday evening.

The fire broke out at 3400 E. Little Cottonwood Road around 6 p.m., said Sandy Deputy Fire Chief Derek Maxfield. The trailer and shed were burned completely. The nearby home was threatened but not damaged, and nobody was injured.

The blaze was a challenging one because of the home's position in the foothills, according to Maxfield.

"For us to get our engines up there was really difficult," he said.

Firefighters battled hot weather and a limited amount of water to fight the fire, the deputy chief said. About 60 firefighters from agencies across the Salt Lake Valley responded to help their colleagues avoid heavy fatigue.

There were also concerns the fire would spread up the mountain and make contact with large fuel drums nearby, but the fire never got that far, Maxfield said.

The cause of the fire was undetermined as of Tuesday night.