OGDEN -- City firefighters were kept busy Wednesday responding to separate blazes that destroyed a garage, carport and an apartment unit.
No one was injured in the fires that authorities said appear to be unrelated.
Around 11:20 a.m. firefighters were called to a detached wood-frame garage in flames at 2956 Tyler Ave., said Ogden Fire Acting Battalion Chief Dennis Gay. The garage and an adjacent home are owned by Steve Wright, said Fire Marshal Matt Schwenk.
The house was not damaged, and six people inside escaped safely, Gay said.
Tracie Hoisington, who lives in a basement apartment in the house along with her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son, said a passerby pounded on her door, notifying her of the fire.
Hoisington got her kids out, used a garden hose to keep flames away from the house and alerted people living upstairs.
"It was scary," she said Wednesday afternoon at the fire scene.
The garage had to be torn down because it was unsafe, Gay said. Three inoperable vehicles inside the garage were also destroyed. Damage to the garage is estimated around $60,000, while the value of the vehicles hasn't been determined, said Gay.
The cause of the fire had not been determined Wednesday night.
Around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to a fire in a basement apartment within a triplex at 538 Cross St., said Gay. The apartment was vacant, but the fire appears to have started in a sofa. The exact cause of the blaze hasn't been determined.
"We are pretty sure it was human-caused," Gay said.
Two units in the triplex were occupied, but no one was injured. Damage estimates and the name of the owner of the triplex were not available.
Sixteen firefighters from the Ogden and Northview fire departments responded and remained at the triplex for about an hour.
In another incident, residents of the 900 block of 29th Street awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning to find a carport in flames.
The freestanding carport sat west of a multifamily dwelling at 986 29th St., Deputy Fire Chief Chad Tucker said.
Ogden, South Ogden and Weber Fire District departments responded to the fire with about 20 personnel, three engines, two ladders and an ambulance.
Resident Lucrecia Altalirano said she and her family rushed out of their apartment shortly before 3 a.m. after a neighbor awoke them.
"When we finally go out everything was on fire," Altalirano said. "We heard some loud booms. The kids were scared. It was horrible."
Altalirano said she and her husband lost a pickup truck, a Volkswagen Jetta and other belongings in the fire. The fire also destroyed a van and another passenger car.
Fire crews quickly contained the fire, Altalirano said, but had to contend with downed power lines, which limited access to the fire.
The fire department allowed the residents to return to the three apartments once the fire was put out.
However, the surrounding area was without electricity throughout the morning as crews from Rocky Mountain Power worked to fix the downed line.
Neither firefighters nor residents reported any injuries.
The fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damages to the carport and vehicles, Tucker said.
The city fire marshal is investigating the cause.