ROY -- A toaster fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to a Roy home Thursday morning, sending a scared 9-year-old girl running from the home.
The fire was reported at 7:55 a.m. at 4389 S. 2675 West, Roy Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Comeau said.
There were no reported injuries, he said.
Because of a quick response time, firefighters from four different area agencies had the fire under control within 10 minutes of arrival, containing most of the damage to the kitchen, where the fire had originated, Comeau said.
"The heaviest part of the damage was in the kitchen," Comeau said.
Heavy smoke also filled much of the two-story home, he said.
At the time the fire began, the 9-year-old was home by herself. The girl had put bread in the toaster before going into another room to do her hair, Comeau said. When she smelled smoke, she ran to the kitchen to find the toaster on fire. The girl then called her father, who was at work in Farmington. The father then called the fire department.
The father told his daughter to get out of the house, which she did, Comeau said.
When fire crews arrived, the girl was scared and extremely upset about what she had done, Comeau said. But the young woman had done what she was supposed to by leaving the home, rather than stay in it to combat the fire, he said.
"She did a good job," Comeau said.
Fire crews from Roy, Riverdale, Ogden and Weber Fire responded to the call, he said.