Millcreek business fire hits too close to home for Parkite Kami Flinders

MILLCREEK, Utah. — On Wednesday a multi-alarm fire ravaged 11 businesses that share one commercial building in the Salt Lake City suburb of Millcreek.

Yesterday, the business owners of that building and the adjacent free-standing businesses that have been negatively affected got their first chance to tour the structures. Among them was a long-time Park City resident and owner of Amari Salon and Spa, Kami Flinders. Flinders, her husband, and their two children are thankful that Amari was not directly damaged, however, the business is 100% inaccessible for the indefinite future until it becomes safe for cars and customers to approach the area. Many patrons of Amari have gone to Millcreek for its services from Park City for years.

Park City resident Kami Flinders. Photo: Amari Salon and Spa

The ten stylists in her salon are deeply concerned, losing hundreds of dollars a day. Flinders said to KSL, “Unlike with COVID, when everything was shut down and you couldn’t do anything about it, we’ve got clients who want their hair done, and they can’t get it done. We risk losing them.”

Salt Lake Valley firefighters were able to extinguish the flames after a hard-fought battle with the fire. Thankfully, only structures and materials were damaged and not people. Rebuilding these businesses, somehow after COVID had them on their heels in the first place, is going to be a challenging journey.

A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up to donate to help the Flinders family as well as all the other businesses affected by this devastating fire. Click here to see the Go-Fund-Me page. The goal was halfway met at the time this article was published.

A representative from GoFundMe says that in the greatest efforts to combat donation fraud, funds are guaranteed to go to the right place or donors will get a refund.

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