1 person rushed to hospital with burns in Payson house fire

Firefighters from Payson and Salem battle an early morning house fire at 421 N. 300 East, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Payson Fire Department

PAYSON, Utah, June 18, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — One person has been hospitalized and a home has been destroyed after an early morning house fire in Payson.

Firefighters from Payson and Salem fire departments were called to a single-family residence near 300 East and 400 North, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday.

When they arrived they found the structure engulfed in smoke and flames.

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One person was transported to the hospital with burns, according to a Tweet by the Payson Fire Department. That person’s condition has yet to be released.

Officials are asking everyone to avoid the area while crews mop up hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.

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