PARK VALLEY - Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, September 4, 2022
A fire Sunday morning, September 4, totally destroyed a Park Valley home and fire crews were still dealing with hotspots well into the afternoon.
Box Elder County Assistant Fire Warden Todd Richards said the fire was first reported about 10:15 a.m., by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the residence. Park Valley’s fire department found the home engulfed upon arrival and was aided by crews from Snowville, Grouse Creek and Box Elder County as they worked to contain the blaze.
Richards said a search was made of the home when personnel first arrived because the resident’s vehicle was in the drive and no one was located outside the home. That search did not yield any occupants, but the man living there did show up about an hour after firefighters began their attack.
Propane tanks were reportedly located under the home, but crews were able to keep them cool until the fire was out, Richards said.
Officials from the State Fire Marshal’s office were called to investigate, but as of Sunday afternoon, the cause of the fire had not been determined.