Fire crews battle early morning blaze in Roy

Roy police and fire crews responded to a house fire at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday after someone called and said their neighbor's home was burning. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

ROY, Utah, Nov. 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Roy police and fire crews responded to a house fire at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday after someone called and said their neighbor’s home was burning.

Police officers were the first on scene, at 2075 W. 3875 South, Officer Josh Taylor said.

“There were visible flames from the attached garage,” Taylor said. “An officer tried the front door, but it felt hot, so he didn’t attempt to open it.”

Instead, the officers went around to the back of the home, where they could see two people in the basement.

“An officer broke the basement window with a rock and got the two people out,” Taylor told Gephardt Daily. He said a third person was able to get out of the home through an exterior door.

Taylor said that, as far as he knew, there were no reports of injuries and everyone was OK.

Fire crews were on scene from about 1:15 a.m. until about 3:45 a.m. The cause of the fire and the extent of damage are still being determined.

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

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