MILLCREEK — Three people, including a Unified police officer, received minor injuries in a two-alarm house fire early Friday, while one woman who lived in the house is still unaccounted for.
The fire was reported about 6 a.m. at 4555 S. 785 East.
"Initial reports were we had people trapped in the structure," said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Mecham.
A nearby Unified police officer arrived at the house and went inside to make sure everyone was out. Both the officer and two occupants had to be treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, Mecham said.
Soon after the first fire crews arrived, a second alarm was called.
"When the second alarm was called out, with the roads being snow packed, it delayed some of their arrival times a little bit," he said. Firefighters also had to battle slick conditions around the house as the water poured onto the structure froze on the areas around them.
As of 9 a.m., a woman in her mid-30s who was renting the basement apartment was still unaccounted for, Mecham said. "She just hasn't been located yet. Her whereabouts, we're just trying to confirm that."
Fire crews have searched the entire structure and found no evidence of the woman being inside or that she was in the house when the fire started.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
- The pimple dilemma: To pop or not to pop
- Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets...
- Prosecutors: Dad, son fleeing police killed...
- Quiz: Name that movie (filmed in Utah)
- Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition
- Quiz: Which Utah attraction should you road...
- Quiz: Which epic Airbnb in Utah should be...
- Police shoot, critically injure 'prime...
- Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of... 42
- 45 new locations open to provide free... 38
- Misty Snow likely to advance to general... 36
- Mitt Romney says family still wants him... 35
- Supreme Court abortion decision could... 31
- Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive... 30
- History-making transgender U.S. Senate... 29
- Hal Boyd: Why Mitt Romney's family,... 24