OGDEN -- Fire caused double trouble this week for Maria Sanchez.
A Harrisville home that Sanchez was living in was damaged Tuesday when an adjacent house at 683 N. Washington Blvd., Harrisville, was destroyed by fire.
Sanchez moved from the Harrisville home and was preparing Friday to move into another rental house at 2717 Harrison Blvd. when a detached garage behind that dwelling caught fire.
Sanchez was inside the house about 2:30 p.m. when two passersby alerted her to the blaze.
Sanchez moved her car from the driveway and helped her mother-in-law, 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son get out of the house safely. Sanchez said that as she was leaving the house she spotted flames near the garage.
Sanchez said it's a little unnerving to be the victim of two fires in a matter of days.
"I trust God," she said Friday afternoon at the fire scene. "I believe God is with me."
The fire drew several onlookers but did not pose any major traffic problems on Harrison Boulevard.
The cause of the blaze has not been determined, said Brandon J. Thueson, a deputy fire marshal for the city. He estimated damage to the garage, which was destroyed along with a lawn mower inside, to be worth around $8,000.
Fifteen firefighters and three engines responded. It took about 10 minutes for the fire to be extinguished.