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Farr West, a city in Weber County, Utah, is a quiet western city that is rich in community life. The city’s early settlers engaged in agriculture. In 1898, they received a great boost with the introduction of the sugar beet industry. In 1923, more benefits came with the establishment of the Utah Packing Corporation that processed peas harvested on farms. The city currently has a population of more than 6,000.

Like other cities, Farr West has its share of misfortune. Fires and other disasters occur on occasion. In January of 2017, for example, a fire broke out after 2 p.m. in a warehouse in the city. Investigations showed that the fire started when a maintenance worker was welding metal plates and accidentally lit up some nearby plastic containers. The fire spread and flames damaged a small part of the building’s exterior. Fortunately, interior damage was minimal.

Weber Fire District crews put out the blaze immediately, extinguishing the flames before 3 p.m. of the same day. Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the incident.

Fires caused by welding sparks are quite common. Welders are regularly cautioned to make sure that there are no combustible items close by when they start working.

A warehouse fire is difficult to control once it begins to spread. Warehouses are typically full of combustible materials that will burn easily. It was very fortunate that the Farr West fire did not grow to a level that would be difficult for fire fighters to extinguish.

A warehouse fire requires extensive cleanup after the fire has been put out. While employees can help in the effort, it is important that the job is managed by professionals who specialize in fire damage. At the Disaster Company, we are experienced and ready to provide capable and thorough Farr West fire clean up.