Firefighters battle 3 separate Christmas blazes

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OGDEN — Firefighters responded to three fires on Christmas day.

Crews battled a structure fire 1027 16th Street at 11:11 p.m., Friday, according to Ogden City Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Eric Bauman. The basement and first floor of vacant home were consumed in fire, he said. Conditions forced 15 firefighters to fight the blaze from outside the structure.

Once the fire was extinguished, Bauman said crews entered the home and performed salvage and overhaul inside the residence. Crews quickly found and extinguished fire in the walls of the first floor.

The home is vacant and no residents are displaced as a result of the fire. The home is a total loss with damage estimated at 100,000 dollars, according to Bauman.

The fire is under investigation and the cause is unknown at this time.

Fifteen firefighters from Ogden City Fire Department responded with one ladder truck, two engines, an ambulance, a paramedic rescue and the Battalion Chief and Deputy Fire Marshal.

Ogden City Fire Department and the North View Fire Department also responded to a fire at 983 N. Orchard Ave., at 9:43 a.m., Friday.

Five people were displaced from the home as a result of the fire and Red Cross provided assistance to the occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Also, at about 4 a.m. Friday, firefighters in West Valley battled a blaze at approximately 4240 South Bluebird Dr. Battalion Chief Joe White said the residence had four adults and five children inside, all of whom exited the building safely.

Crews had the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes, White said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

"One man was treated and released at the scene," White said.

Red Cross is also assisting with shelter for this family.

One engine from Unified also responded to this fire. Brady Bingham is a reporter with more than 25 years of journalism experience. Find Brady Bingham on Facebook at or Twitter @BradyBingham.


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