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'Aggressive firefighting' saves Layton business

A Layton automotive services business was saved by firefighters late Wednesday but sustained $65,000 in damage in a possible electrical fire.
A Layton automotive services business was saved by firefighters late Wednesday but sustained $65,000 in damage in a possible electrical fire.
Layton City Fire Department

LAYTON — An automotive services business was saved by firefighters late Wednesday but sustained $65,000 in damage in a possible electrical fire.

The fire at Sinclair Main Street Service and Sales, 45 N. Main, was reported just after 11:45 p.m. Layton Fire Marshal Doug Bitton credited "aggressive firefighting" for saving the structure, which has an estimated worth of $700,000.

"Quick suppression actions by firefighters … starving (the fire) with lack of oxygen saved the structure from completely being consumed," Bitton said in a statement. "There were plenty of combustibles loaded in this structure that could have intensified fire spread."

Crews got access to the fire by cutting through a rollup garage door, Bitton said. A "possibe electrical malfunction" is being investigated as a potential cause of the fire, he said.

No injuries were reported. A portion of the business remained operable Thursday.