BOUNTIFUL — Fire crews are on the scene of a blaze at a home at 3013 S. 100 West in Bountiful. At least a half-dozen South Davis Metro Fire units are at the home. It appears that the flames have been extinguished, but there is still heavy smoke. Firefighters were using an aerial truck to get to the roof of the structure.
Jeff Harker, one of the residents of the house, said he was on the front porch when his sister Sherry Poulsen and brother-in-law Mel Poulsen came out and told him the house was on fire. Those three, along with Jeff's mother, Mary Harker, escaped uninjured. He said the entire garage, which was behind the house, was in flames.
Harker said he was glad everyone made it out alive, although they lost a lot of personal belongings that were in the garage
"It sucks to lose a lot of stuff," he said, "but it's just stuff, and stuff can be replaced, but people can't."
South Davis Metro Fire Agency Deputy Chief Jeff Bassett said the fire call came in around 7 p.m. and when firefighters arrived, a large two-story attached garage at the back of the house was engulfed in flames. He said one of the residents had opened the door to the garage, saw fire and immediately closed the door and helped get the rest of occupants out of the house.
See video of the fire here: http://youtu.be/eOY21MXdPT0
Bassett said the garage was full of tools and household items. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Firefighters plan to remain on scene throughout the night and investigate further in the morning.
A total of 19 South Metro firefighters responded, along with Bountiful police.