Ogden house fire kills cat, causes $100K in damages Saturday morning

Saturday , July 28, 2018 - 5:30 PM

OGDEN — A couple are displaced and a cat is dead after a Saturday morning fire in Ogden. 

Fire crews were dispatched to a house fire on the 600 block of Seventh Street around 9:50 a.m., according to Capt. Eddie Graham with the Ogden Fire Department

Crews were able to put out the fire within an hour of the dispatch time. Graham said the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the second floor. Most of the damage occurred to the main two floors and the house’s siding in the back of the home.  

Graham said that firefighters were able to pull a family cat out of the home, but the cat later died. 

Investigators have yet to determine the exact cause of the fire. The scene was cleared around 12:50 p.m., Graham said. 

The estimated damage costs are around $100,000, and the two people who lived in the home have been displaced. They will be staying with family nearby, according to Graham. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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