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(KSL News) An Ogden police officer runs into a burning house to save a baby but couldn't get to him in time.
Ogden investigators are trying to figure out what started the fire that killed a one-year-old boy.
Yesterday evening a mother and her four children were moving into a house in Ogden. The mother went back to their old house to get some things, leaving the kids in the care of her teenager. That's when the fire broke out.
The teen was able to get two siblings outside, but couldn't reach the one-year-old boy sleeping at the back of the house.
An Ogden police officer was the first on the scene and saw the three older children trying to get to their baby brother. He saw the smoke, ran to the back of the house and bashed in the door with a railroad tie.
Deputy Chief Chad Tucker, Public Information Officer, Ogden Fire Department: "Three of the children were outside, had gone to the back part, were trying to get entry into the back part of the home where a one-year old was asleep."
The officer forced his way into the house to look for the child, but he was pushed back by the smoke and fire, unable to find the child.
Fire crews arrived shortly after that and found the baby. Sadly, he died at the hospital.
The officer was treated for smoke inhalation but should be OK.
Damage is estimated at over 90 thousand dollars.