UPDATE: Mendon mansion a total loss after fire

MENDON – A brand new house in Mendon was a total loss after being engulfed in flames Sunday night.The fire was called in at about 9 p.m. No one was living in the home and no injuries were reported, said a Cache County Sheriff’s officer. The house was located at about 2055 South 5900 West or Cobblestone Road in Mendon.Spectator and neighbor to the very large vacant home, Ana Lockhart, said, “It is a brand new house that is about 90 percent finished, but nobody has moved in yet. It is a Doctor Larsen moving in, but we don’t know who he is or if he has a family.”Brent Linford of the Mendon Fire Rescue said he estimated at least 20 vehicles responded and that the home is a total loss. Linford worked below the home, watching for brush fire since the home is located in the Wellsville Mountains which are running dry.”At this point, we are just trying to get the fire contained. We have a good handle on it as long as the water doesn’t run out,” Linford said.The cause at this point is unknown, Linford said.Troy Bindrup owns a property lot just above the burned home. He said, “No one has ever built up there. It is weird, why would it start on fire like this? It is a really nice house. I think they were just getting ready to move in.”Cache County Sheriffs Lt. Brian Locke said the home had been under construction since last November and was about two weeks away from completion. Locke says the cause of the fire is unknown at this time but the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Cache County Sheriffs Office are investigating the cause of the fire. Damage was estimated to be about $475,000.Additional photos of the fire can be seen by visiting CacheValleyDaily’s

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