Wednesday fire displaces Syracuse family

Feb 6 2013 - 11:29pm


SYRACUSE -- Firefighters were investigating the cause of a 10:30 a.m. house fire that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.

A family of six was displaced when something caught fire in the kitchen of a home on the 700 South block of 3900 West.

Fire Chief Eric Froerer said the blaze was not the result of anything left cooking on the stove, but the exact cause had not been discovered.

Froerer said family members were not home when the fire broke out.

As family members arrived home, they smelled smoke while in the garage and then saw smoke when they opened the front door, just as a Syracuse police officer pulled into the driveway to warn the family he had seen smoke and flames from behind the house.

The blaze took 20 minutes for firefighters from Syracuse, Clinton, North Davis and Layton to control.

No one was injured, the chief said. A dog and a cat also escaped injury.

Froerer said the home had significant damage to the main level, while damage to the basement was limited to smoke.

The family will have to be displaced for some time, Froerer said.

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