One Person Killed In Taylorsville House Fire

Mar 13, 2021, 10:27 AM | Updated: 7:24 pm

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – One person was killed in an early morning fire at a home on the west side of Salt Lake County.

Crews from the Unified Fire Authority responded to the home at 2157 S. Cedar Breaks Dr. in Taylorsville before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Officials said firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. They found flames in the attic and first floor.

“We were in the house,” said neighbor Marjorie McEntire.

It all happened so fast, not even the neighbor next door knew what was going on at first.

“A policeman knocked on the door and said, ‘Get out of your house because there’s a fire next door and go sit in your car,'” said McEntire.

Even worse, someone was inside the home.

“They made, like I said, a quick entry, quick knockdown of the fire, but unfortunately, the victim did pass away in the house fire,” said Patrick Costin with the UFA.

The news was tough for Marjorie McEntire to hear.

“She’s very friendly,” said McEntire of her neighbor. “It’s just sad.”

Two women lived in the home. One made it out, the other – who was in her 60’s – did not.

McEntire remembered talking to them just a few days ago.

“In the backyard, they have chickens and thighs, and just about a week ago, they brought over a container with the most gorgeous eggs I have ever seen. There were about two dozen in there,” she said.

McEntire and another neighbor said they were the kind of people you would want for neighbors.

“We’ll miss her,” said McEntire. “I’m not sure how many years she’s been here, but long enough that we’ve forgotten the number. We’ll miss her and it’s really too bad.”

The victim’s name was not immediately available.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.

There were no other reports of injuries.

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One Person Killed In Taylorsville House Fire