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Fire destroys home near mouth of Weber Canyon


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WEBER COUNTY — A Weber County family of five is displaced because of a fire that destroyed their Uintah home. The house near the mouth of Weber Canyon burned nearly to the ground Friday afternoon, and investigators are trying to determine how it started.

The fire started around 4:30 p.m. and quickly burned out of control. One of the LaDrew family's children came home and found the flames, but nobody was there when it started. Firefighters who responded to the scene had the fire out within an hour, but they say the house is a total loss.

"Well I pulled up... my whole house was engulfed," said Cari LaDrew, owner of the home. "My first point was even though I knew I talked to him... I'm like, where's my children?"

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation while neighbors and the Red Cross are helping the family with a place to stay, clothes and food.


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