Smoke alarm alerts Ogden family to late night fire

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OGDEN, Utah, April 24, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Ogden fire crews responded to a structure fire overnight at 579 E. Cross St.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Eric Bauman, firefighters arrived at 12:02 a.m. Monday and found an active fire in the home’s kitchen.

An occupant of the home was awakened by the smoke alarm and was able to help his family and six pets get outside safely and call 911.

The news release states that the fire was contained to the kitchen and was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Damage is estimated at $30,000.

An investigation determined that the cause of the fire was “electrical in nature.”

The release continues: “The occupant commented on the importance and significance of having a working smoke alarm. This fire is an excellent example of the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home and having a well-rehearsed exit plan. Because this family had both of these components in place, they were able to be notified of the fire early, giving them adequate time to safely exit the burning home.”


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