News / Utah / Local

Fire in Roy does $200K damage, destroys home

By Stephanie Grimes | Posted - Feb 13th, 2013 @ 11:59pm

8 photos

ROY &#8212 A home in Roy was destroyed Wednesday after a fire that started in the garage spread throughout most of the house.

The Roy City Fire Department responded to the fire, located at 4894 S. 3650 W., at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was originally called in as a car fire in the garage, but quickly spread to the home.

"The wife just got home, parked her car in the garage, went in the house and noticed that she started smelling smoke," said Capt. Ron Lathem with the Roy City Fire Department. "She did come back down, opened up the door from the house to the garage and saw fire underneath her car parked in the garage."

The woman called 911, and firefighters said they could see smoke upon their approach, telling them the house had become involved. He said within minutes, 60–70 percent of the home was in flames.

Firefighters determined the fire was too far advanced to send firefighters into the house and fought it from the outside. It was contained in 15–20 minutes.

Lathem said the home is a total loss, with about $200,000 in damage. He was unsure of how many people were in the house at the time of the fire, but family members said everyone was safe.

"That's our main concern &#8212 life safety of the citizens, and, of course, all the firemen," Lathem said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.



KSL Weather Forecast

Updated: Monday March 19, 2018 10:37 pm