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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Demo and Burn of McManigal House to Begin Today

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Rachael Van Cleave, Communications Manager/PIO
Direct: (801) 446-4357, Ext. 1240
Cell: (385) 267-5413


Demo and Burn of McManigal House to Begin Today

SOUTH JORDAN, UT – June 1, 2021 – The demolition of the house at 3371 South Snow Moon Place in South Jordan will begin this morning. “We appreciate our residents and their patience as we have worked through the process for taking this house down,” said South Jordan Public Information Officer Rachael Van Cleave. “We are all relieved that this house will be gone and that this community can make a fresh start.”

The demolition operation, which will take several days, includes the destruction and removal of the roof and walls, a quick burn of the basement and any material in it, and the complete removal of the foundation. The materials that are removed, will be taken to a remote part of the landfill and buried.

“We will be managing the operation, working with a contracted demolition company and other agencies, to ensure it is done in the safest way and with the least impact to residents as possible,” said South Jordan Fire Chief Chris Dawson.

The residents nearest the home will be given the choice to leave their homes during the demolition and burn operation. The fire will burn hot and there will be smoke that will be seen from all around.

“We will be offering specialized fans to the immediate neighbors that will keep the smoke from the fire out of their homes,” said Chief Dawson. “We have been working with the DEQ and the Salt Lake County Health Department to ensure the safety and healthy air quality for our residents.”

Businesses do not need to be evacuated and the City has a traffic plan to minimize any impacts to traffic during the demolition.

“Our residents can be assured that every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of everyone involved and the neighborhood,” Van Cleave said.

Once the operation is complete, the home owner will decide what will happen with the property going forward.


South Jordan is proud to be named WalletHub’s 2nd Best City for Access to Resources and the 22nd Best Place Overall in America for 2018. We are honored to be chosen by USA Today, for being chosen as one of the Top 50 Best Cities in America to Live In in 2017, with the highest ranking of any city in the state, and to have South Jordan’s Daybreak Community named the Best Place in America to Retire, by Where to Retire Magazine.

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