Apartment fire displaces 2 in Ogden

Ogden fire engine. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Laura Withers

OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A husband and wife were displaced after an apartment fire in Ogden on Wednesday evening.

Crews from the Ogden City Fire Department responded to a call that came in at 5:52 p.m., and arrived soon after at a 30-unit apartment building at 461 E. 27th South.

The fire was contained to a unit on the second of three floors, and thick smoke filled the apartment and hallway, Capt. Graham, Ogden City Fire Department, told Gephardt Daily.

“Each floor has three sets of fire doors,” Graham said. “When they opened the last one, there was heavy black smoke. We had to go another way, to the fire escape, to get occupants out.”

Another crew entered the apartment where the fire was, and contents were burning, Graham said. The fire was doused fairly quickly, but the apartment is uninhabitable, he said, and the couple has been displaced.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Graham said. “Thank goodness for smoke detectors.”

In addition to Ogden City Fire, crews also responded from the Roy and Riverdale fire departments, he said. In all, two ladder trucks and three engines were there. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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