WEST HAVEN — A family here escaped injury but lost their home Friday when a fast-burning fire started in the garage while they were out to dinner.
Ted Black, fire marshall for the Weber Fire District, said calls started coming in just before 9:30 p.m. about a fire at 3697 W. 4150 South.
The fire started in the garage, igniting the contents of the garage and quickly spreading. Neighbors reported hearing explosions over the roar of the fire, Black said.
A car seen sitting the driveway was also severely burned, as well as a camper trailer parked along the side of the house. The interior of the home was damaged extensively, Black said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fire crews fought the fire for about 45 minutes, keeping the flames from spreading to nearby homes and staying to put out hotspots in the rubble Friday night. No one was injured in the fire.
The blaze was classified as a single-alarm fire, though Black said fire crews fit all the equipment they could manage onto the winding neighborhood street.
"We put a lot of water on it," Black said.
The family's LDS bishop was on hand Friday night to help find a place for them to stay, Black said, while neighbors came from all sides carrying blankets and offering help.
- Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say...
- Deputy's suicide prompted Tooele school...
- Roof, tower for Provo City Center Temple add...
- Challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban
- Should parents pay extra for under-performing...
- Trail of nightmare abuse outlined in charges...
- Utah too dependent on federal dollars, state...
- Candidates seeking to replace Swallow include...
- Josh Romney first on scene of crash,... 59
- Should parents pay extra for... 41
- Challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban 30
- Utah A.G. John Swallow: 'No way to... 25
- 'Little Bulldog' will take a break; the... 18
- Candidates seeking to replace Swallow... 18
- About Utah: His business is fun, games... 14
- In our opinion: Pioneer Park progress... 12