OGDEN -- Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a home in the 800 block of Ogden Canyon Road on Tuesday night.
The fire at the wood-frame dwelling was reported around 8:40 p.m.
The sole occupant of the home was reportedly in an area hospital for an unrelated medical condition at the time and was not injured in the blaze, said Paul Sullivan, deputy chief of the Weber Fire District.
The cause of the fire had not been determined late Tuesday night.
Because of the home's relatively remote location, the fire could have been burning for quite awhile before it was noticed and reported, Sullivan said.
When firefighters arrived, flames were already shooting through the roof. The fire quickly engulfed the structure and knocked down walls.
Firefighters applied water to the structure, but it couldn't be saved.
In addition, electricity to the home had to be turned off.
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At one point during the firefighting efforts, there were sounds of ammunition exploding inside the home because of the heat.
Firefighters used a tanker truck to deliver water from a hydrant near the Alaskan Inn and The Oaks restaurant.
It took about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.
Traffic was blocked off all along Ogden Canyon Road so that fire trucks could get to the blaze.
Weber and Ogden firefighters with more than a half-dozen vehicles responded to the fire. They were assisted by the Weber County Sheriff's Office.