WEBER COUNTY — Thanks to the quick thinking of an officer with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, no injuries were reported when a home caught fire on Tuesday.

Around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, corrections Lt. Joshua Marigoni drove by a home located at 2850 S. 4700 West in unincorporated Weber County when he noticed an “unusual” amount of smoke coming from the attic of the home, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Marigoni realized the building was on fire and quickly helped evacuate the home, ensuring the two residents and their pets got out safely.

It was later discovered that a fire had started in the home’s attic and was quickly growing. Firefighters arrived and were able to put out the fire. The fire caused “serious” damage to the home, but no injuries were reported, according to the release.

Weber Fire District Chief Paul Sullivan said that if it were not for the quick thinking of Marigoni, those inside the home could have been seriously injured, or worse. Sullivan praised Marigoni’s quick thinking to alert those in the home and get them out safely.

Crews from Weber Fire and the Roy Fire Department responded to the scene, according to a Facebook post from the Weber Fire District.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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