1 dead after fire at Ogden residence

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OGDEN, Utah, June 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead after a structure fire Thursday night in Ogden.

Fire crews responded to the 11:07 p.m. dispatch call and rushed to the scene, 2016 Monroe Blvd., a statement from the Ogden Fire Department says:

“Upon arrival, crews reported light smoke coming from (the) front of the home. Crews made entry and extinguished the fire, which was isolated to one room of the home, within minutes.”

Additional crews searched the residence and found one person.

“The patient was immediately transported to a local hospital, and unfortunately, resulted in a fatality,” the OFD statement says.

Smoke detectors with alarms sounding were found in the residence when officials arrived.

“The cause of the fire has not been determined and is under investigation,” the statement says.”Initial damage is estimated at $40,000.”

Eighteen firefighters responded with three ladder trucks, one engine, one paramedic rescue, one ambulance, one deputy fire marshal and the battalion chief, the statement says.


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