LAYTON -- Smoke damage from a small fire Thursday destroyed a trailer home, killing a cat inside.
Layton Fire Battalion Chief Robert Adams said crews arrived to the home, at a trailer park near 1500 N. Angel St., just after noon and found smoke pouring out of the swamp cooler.
No one was inside, so firefighters forced entry and quickly put out the fire, containing it to the laundry area.
It is believed the clothes dryer may have started the fire, Adams said, but the investigation into the cause is ongoing.
Adams estimated the total damage to the home, caused mostly by smoke, at around $10,000 and said the home was unlivable for the time being.
A cat was found dead in the home, Adams said, but a dog inside was OK.