BRIGHAM CITY — Several people were left homeless Monday night after a fire damaged eight apartments.
Around 7:30 p.m., firefighters received a report of a mattress fire at an apartment complex at 580 North Main Street, Brigham City Police Lt. Dennis Vincent said. By the time firefighters arrived, flames were coming out of the window, he said.
Once the flames reached the roof, the fire spread quickly to nearby apartments, Vincent said. The Corrine, Honeyville and Willard fire departments were called in to assist Brigham City, but they were unable to get the fire out before it caused severe damage.
In all, Vincent said eight units were damaged to the point they are no longer inhabitable. Eleven other apartments lost electricity, forcing their owners to leave for the night.
A cause for the fire has not yet been determined; Vincent said fire officials would be on the scene first thing Tuesday morning to investigate.
The Red Cross and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were working together Monday night to provide shelter for the people who were displaced, Vincent said.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.