Teen suspected of setting fire at Taylorsville group home
TAYLORSVILLE — A 17-year-old boy is suspected of setting a fire in his bedroom at a state-run group home Saturday.
Fire crews responded to the fire on Hurstborne Circle about 10:30 a.m. and found smoke and flames spewing from a bedroom window in the front of the house, Unified Fire Capt. Clint Mecham said.
There were six people home at the time. They had all exited the home safely before fire crews arrived. The 17-year-old boy who was being called a suspect in the fire was treated on-scene for smoke inhalation and transported to an area hospital as a precaution, Mecham said. The boy remained in the hospital under observation Saturday evening.
Fire crews searched the house and extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes, Mecham said. No one else was injured in the fire.
Investigators confirmed the fire began in the boy's bedroom, and reached the house's attic, damaging the roof. The house was uninhabitable Saturday night, Mecham said. State officials were working to find temporary lodging for the residents Saturday.
Damage to the home was estimated at between $130,000 and $140,000.
— McKenzie Romero
- Utah bachelor lets sister set him up on 31...
- $1M in heroin found in 'complex' hidden...
- BYU student health plan exemption expires
- New law helps Utah avoid marriage license...
- Woman accused of stabbing girlfriend 46 times...
- FBI investigating fatal crash on Ute reservation
- Mia Love paying back money spent on...
- SAGE scores, 2015: Top Utah schools in...
- BYU student health plan exemption expires 53
- New law helps Utah avoid marriage... 49
- Popular Provo teacher imprisoned for... 47
- Family of man killed by Spanish Fork... 34
- Mia Love paying back money spent on... 29
- Does coal have a future in Utah? Should... 27
- Students see 'great growth' in second... 18
- About Utah: He walked around the lake... 15