OGDEN — Two fires within a 24-hour period caused major damage to homes, leaving them uninhabitable.
The cause of both blazes are still under investigation.
Ogden Fire Battalion Chief Corey Barton said he didn’t believe the fires were related incidents.
A fire at 2:57 a.m. Sunday was in a vacant home at 3042 Eccles Ave.
Fire crews arrived and found the house fully involved, according to a press release from the Barton.
It took around 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze, Barton said. Ogden firefighters were aided by crews from South Ogden City and Weber County.
One obstacle firefighters faced was having to stop operations for an extended time while Questar Gas dug a hole in the yard across the street to shut off the natural gas to the home.
The home’s meter appeared to be damaged by the fire.
Total home damages are estimated at $75,000 to $80,000.
Saturday’s fire began at approximately 3 a.m. and caused an estimated $35,000 to $40,000 in damage, according to a report.
First reports were that a woman may have been trapped inside the building.
Fire crews arrived and found heavy smoke coming from the roof of the one-story home and the front room fully involved in fire.
“The woman was found at the side of the home, where she had climbed out a window and injured herself,” according to a press release from Barton. “She was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be OK.”
The woman’s dog escaped the home uninjured and was taken by a friend until the owner could return, according to the release.
This fire was out in 15 minutes, Barton said.