Kaysville man, 76, dead in house fire

A 76-year-old man has died in a Kaysville house fire. Photo: Kaysville Fire Department
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KAYSVILLE, Utah, Nov. 30, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead after a residential fire Friday night in Kaysville.

At 10:15 p.m., crews from the Kaysville, Layton and Farmington Fire departments were dispatched to the 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 says.

“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.

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“The sole occupant of the home, a 76-year-old male, was located deceased in the home. We send our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones, who have been notified of the incident,” the statement says.

Crews will remain on scene throughout the morning. A joint investigation between the Kaysville Police Department and the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office will begin early in the morning. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

“We send our appreciation to all of our mutual-aid partners who assisted with fighting the fire. We appreciate the other agencies who supported the fire, including Kaysville PD, Kaysville Public Works, Kaysville Power, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office and Dominion Energy.”

The name of the victim has not been released.

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