Three dead, two survive Delta house fire

Apr 17, 2022, 5:11 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:28 pm

DELTA, Utah – A deadly and devastating house fire killed three people inside a Delta, Utah home.

It happened Saturday when the house suddenly went up in flames. Next door neighbor Dustie Murray said he saw the flames.

“I parked my truck in the driveway, jumped out, and ran over to the EMT because that’s where they were sitting with oxygen and everything on them and sat there with them… talked with them,” Murray said.

He said he and his family had become close with the family, having lived across the street from them for the last eight years. Over the years, his sons, especially, had become close with one of the neighbors who died in the fire.

“His electric wheelchair and my boys, all three of my boys; he’d come out on this road right here and they’d go get their bikes and he’d tell them, ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ and they would just race each other up and down the roads,” Murray said.

A fire in this Delta, Utah, home killed three people on Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Karah Brackin, KSL) A fire in this Delta, Utah, home killed three people on Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Karah Brackin, KSL) Fatal Delta fire Delta fire A fire in this Delta, Utah, home killed three people on Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Karah Brackin, KSL) Delta fire (Bob Guillory)

Kristina Woodmaster is a neighbor, too.

She said while she was worried the flames would catch her home on fire, firefighters and family helped make sure the flames stayed contained.

“Started spraying our house because the wind kept shifting and coming towards our house… My father in law was here, heard explosions, went out with the hose, and started hosing off the shed. Would’ve lost the shed if not,” said Woodmaster.

Life lessons learned from this fire:

“Definitely makes you think more about family, and wanting to get in touch. I’ve been messaging my family all night, all morning, ‘I love you. I miss you. We need to talk more,’” Woodmaster said.

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Three dead, two survive Delta house fire