Layton Family Displaced After Fire Damages Home
Jun 19, 2021, 9:07 PM | Updated: Jul 5, 2023, 2:07 pm
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LAYTON, Utah — A family of five was displaced from their Layton home after it was damaged in a fire that started in the backyard.
The incident happened in the area of 1400 North and 2500 West around 6:22 p.m. Saturday.
Battalion Chief Jason N. Cook with the Layton Fire Department said the homeowner called in to report his grill and wooden back deck had caught fire, which had extended up into the attic space above the living room.
The homeowner was able to extinguish the exterior fire, but not before the flames spread to the home.
“So by the time our crews arrived, we had fire in the attic — we had smoke and pretty good amount of fire showing,” said Cook.
Firefighters opened the ceiling and got the fire out quickly, Cook said, but according to preliminary information, the damage was estimated around $150,000.
The family of five was displaced, but Cook said the Red Cross was helping them.
Luckily, no injuries were reported.
The cause remains under investigation.