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Family of 4 displaced after Spanish Fork house fire

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jan 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-12 16:10:23-05
Courtesy of Lt. Matt Johnson, Spanish Fork Police.

Courtesy of Lt. Matt Johnson, Spanish Fork Police.

SPANISH FORK — A mother and her three children were displaced after their Spanish Fork home went up in flames early Sunday morning.

The Spanish Fork woman took her three children, ages 10, 12 and 14, to a neighbor’s house after her home started to fill with smoke, Spanish Fork Police said. She called 911 at approximately 2:07 a.m.

Crews responded to 345 N. 200 East, where the house was totally engulfed in flames, said Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson. The mother was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.

While combating the fire, crews reported that a portion of the roof caved in on the residence.

“It appears the house is a total loss,” Johnson said.

Crews were on scene until about 5 a.m. Spanish Fork Fire and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the fire.

Preliminary investigation shows the fire started in the kitchen, Johnson said.

Johnson said the family is staying with relatives in the area. A Utah Red Cross tweet stated they are assisting with food and clothing.