OGDEN — An early Saturday morning house fire, apparently caused by a wood-burning stove, did $35,000 in total property damage after rekindling, forcing firefighters back to the scene. No one was hurt in the incidents.
About 17 firefighters and an ambulance crew responded to the initial call that came in at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, said Ogden Fire Battalion Chief Corey Barton.
Crews were on scene at the residence, 1065 North St., until about 5 a.m., Barton said.
A second call for fire crews to return to the home came in to Weber Area Consolidated Dispatch around 8:30 a.m. after it appears the fire had rekindled in the four layers of insulation in the attic, Barton said.
“The insulation in the attic was very unusual,” he said of the varying layers of insulation.
Crews called back to the scene determined they needed to pull down the entire ceiling.
“It really makes a mess,” Barton said.
The initial fire caused about $30,000 in property damage, while the fire that followed caused an additional $5,000 in damage, he said.
The two adult males who were living in the house are staying with family and friends.
The preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire to be a wood-burning stove, Barton said, but officials had not yet determined the exact cause as of late Saturday.
Barton said the owner of the home was asleep when his roommate started a fire in the wood-burning stove.