Ogden apartment fire displaces four

Friday , March 28, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN - Four residents have been displaced after an early morning fire caused heavy damage to an Ogden apartment complex.

Fire crews responded to 638 N. Evergreen Way at about 3:30 a.m., according to a release from Ogden Fire Department.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the porch area. Two residents had made it out of the building, however rescue crews had to enter the building to assist two other out, according to the release.

The four occupants were evaluated on scene and released without injuries.

Crews extinguished the fire and isolated the damage to the porch and second floor exterior. Damage is estimated to be about $10,000.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Eric Bauman praised the quick response time of the crews and said it was critical to extinguishing the fire and making sure everyone was evacuated safely. The first fire engine was on scene five minutes after the fire was reported.

The residents will be temporarily displaced from the apartment complex, however the Red Cross is helping them find accommodations.

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