Monday , January 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM1 comment
SOUTH WEBER — A Monday fire caused an estimated $75,000 worth of damages to a house in South Weber and displaced two residents and a cat, fire officials said.
A resident of the home at 2025 E. South Weber Drive came home at about 12:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, heard the house’s smoke detectors going off and then saw smoke coming from the back of the house, Capt. Chris Tremea of the South Weber Fire Department said.
The woman went to the back of the building, where she saw flames and called 911, Tremea said.
Fire crews arrived within five minutes and were able to put out the blaze from the outside of the house, Tremea said.
The fire began in a utility room, but the exact cause remains under investigation, Tremea said.
A cat in one of the bedrooms was saved, thanks in part to the doors to the room being closed, and slowing down the fire, Tremea said.
“It was not a happy cat, by all means, but it got out,” he said.
There was a significant difference in damage between the parts of the house that had open doors, which were heavily damaged, and rooms where doors were closed, which remain livable, he said.
Tremea said he tells people to “Always make sure you have smoke detectors working and close your doors. Close your doors when you’re leaving and close your doors when you’re sleeping.”
The home’s residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross, Tremea said.
In addition to the South Weber Fire Department, firefighters from Layton, Weber Fire District, Hill Air Force Base and Uintah responded to the fire, along with deputies from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
No one was home at the time and no firefighters were injured in the blaze, Tremea said.
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