ROY — Four families were displaced after a fire started in a Roy apartment building Monday night. 

Police say the fire started at 11:26 p.m. in a basement unit of a four-plex apartment building at 2300 W. Chateau Drive in Roy, according to Officer Stuart Hackworth with the Roy Police Department. 

Fire crews arrived and were able to put out the fire, but not before extensive fire damage occurred in the basement unit on the west side of the building where the fire started and the apartment above, Hackworth said. The other two apartments in the building had smoke damage and minor fire damage. 

Hackworth said all four apartments are uninhabitable due to the fire, and the Red Cross was called to the scene to help the displaced families. A total of 14 people, seven kids and seven adults, were displaced by the fire. 

All four families were quickly evacuated from the building. Medics treated residents and officers first on the scene for minor smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported. 

Fire crews were also told that a dog and cat were missing after the fire. Hackworth said police were able to later find the dog, but it died due to smoke inhalation. As of Tuesday morning, first responders have yet to find the cat, Hackworth said. 

Units from the Roy Fire Department, Riverdale Police Department, Weber Fire District, Clinton Fire Department and Riverdale Fire Department were at the scene, according to a Facebook post from RCPD. 

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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