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NORTH OGDEN -- A home in North Ogden was heavily damaged Tuesday morning by a fire that started in the basement and quickly spread into the attic.
The blaze began just before 8 a.m. near 2300 North and 650 East and, according to a spokesman for the North View Fire Department, no one was home when the fire started. However, a family member was in the neighborhood and noticed smoke billowing from the area of the home and called for help.
Firefighters say flames from the basement had vented out a window and caught the attic on fire, fully engulfing the home.
It took nearly an hour-and-a-half to extinguish the fire. Firefighters fought the blaze from both outside and inside the home, but once the flames reached the attic, the inside crews evacuated the house because the ceiling was beginning to collapse.
Damage estimates are placed in excess of $400,000. No injuries were reported.
About 20 firefighters from Ogden, Weber, and North View fire departments responded.