Ogden house fire displaces 6 people

Thursday , July 10, 2014 - 12:15 PM

By CIMARON NEUGEBAUER
Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN — Fire crews responded to a house fire that left six people without a home Wednesday.

The blaze started in the basement at a home on 3000 block of Porter Avenue, around 11:20 a.m., and displaced two adults and four children, according to the Ogden Fire Department 

No injuries were reported. 

A passerby saw light amounts of smoke coming from under the eaves of the roof and called to report it. Fourteen firefighters from Ogden City and the South Ogden Fire Department responded to the mid-morning fire.

"I saw the fire trucks passing back,” said tenant Jannetta Lane as she sat in her grandparents’ nearby home, “and thought, ’oh, hopefully that’s not (for) my house.’”

Two ladder trucks, one engine, one ambulance, a paramedic rescue and battalion chief responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross Utah Region is helping those displaced from the fire.

The fire did about $5,000 in damage when it melted a water pipe that led to a water leak in the home.

Contact reporter Cimaron Neugebauer 801-625-4231 or cimaron@standard.net Follow him on Twitter at @CimaronNews or on Facebook at facebook.com/SECimaron

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