A warehouse that houses a rubber manufacturer and an automotive fuel additives company in Sandy, UT, was a “total loss” after it was entirely engulfed in flames Sunday night, officials said.

Fire crews first responded to the blaze at 547 W. 9320 South at 8 p.m. Sunday and called for more assistance when they saw a “heavy black column of smoke” billowing from the building, said Sandy Deputy Fire Chief Derek Maxfield.

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Two businesses are listed at the address: Boost Performance Products, an automotive fuel and additives company and South Valley Specialties, a rubber manufacturing and distribution company.

When crews arrived, possible explosions sent firefighters into a “defensive position,” Maxfield said, while they worked to bring the fire under control.

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The cause of the fire was still under investigation late Sunday.

“We don’t know at this time what started the fire or what the cause is,” Maxfield said. “We’ll have investigators here through the night combing through all of this and trying to determine an exact cause.”

The company owner told fire crews all employees left the building earlier Sunday before the fire, Maxfield said. There were no injuries reported in the blaze.

The building, however, is a “total loss,” Maxfield said.

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