Kaysville crews battle 2 residential fires in 2 days

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KAYSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Kaysville fire crews battled the second residential fire in as many days Saturday.

A Facebook post from Kaysville Fire Department Saturday at 7 p.m. said Kaysville, Layton and Farmington Fire Departments were on the scene of a residential structure fire at 680 N. Main St. in Kaysville.

“The fire was quickly extinguished without damage to the structure,” the post said. “There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The occupants are back in their home.”

The fire was contained to the kitchen, the post said.

A residential fire Friday night claimed the life of a 76-year-old man.

The deceased is DeRay Taylor, said a Facebook post from Kaysville Fire.

At 10:15 p.m., crews from the Kaysville, Layton and Farmington Fire departments were dispatched to that structure fire on 250 North, between 500 and 600 East.

“Upon their arrival, crews found fire venting from nearly all of the windows of a single family home,” a statement from the Kaysville Fire Department said. “An aggressive fire attack was made, but due to the heavy fire conditions, crews could not initially make entry into the home. Additional resources were requested from South Weber Fire and South Davis Metro Fire.”

After the fire was knocked down, a search was made of the residence.

“The sole occupant of the home, a 76-year-old male, was located deceased in the home,” the statement said.

The investigation at the scene has been completed, the Facebook post said. Officials have not released the cause of the blaze.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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