Fire burns through 2 Davis County homes

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DAVIS COUNTY -- Two Davis County families were forced from their homes when the structures caught fire Saturday.

The first fire started at a Layton home near 900 North and 3200 West around 2 a.m. The flames moved through the second story of the house and up into the attic. The rest of the house was damaged by smoke and water.

It took 22 firefighters four hours to put out the blaze and clean up the mess.

Fortunately, crews were able to fight the flames while getting Christmas presents and other belongings out of the house. The Red Cross was helping the family Saturday.

Layton home caught fire around 2 a.m. Saturday
Layton home caught fire around 2 a.m. Saturday

A second fire started at a Bountiful four-plex near 400 North and 400 East around 3 p.m.

Josh Karrick, one of the building's tenants, smelled smoke and ran outside to find the source. "I opened the back gate and saw fire everywhere. So I hurried and called 911 and got the baby away from the house and made sure that he was safe," he said.

Karrick then ran to other units and got the rest of the residents out of their homes. The people who lived in the unit where the fire started were not home at the time.

That unit was a total loss.

No one was injured in either fire and investigators are still trying to figure out what caused them.

The owners of the Layton home have set up an account at the Antelope Branch of America First Credit Union to help cover their costs. Contributions can be made under the names Larry Davis or Tabatha Graham. has not verified the accuracy of the information provided with respect to the account nor does assure that the monies deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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