Child causes fire that displaces Layton family

Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-05 17:04:11-05

LAYTON, Utah — Fire crews responded to a two-alarm house fire in Layton Wednesday, and officials said a young child started the blaze.

The fire broke out in a home located at 762 East Aspen Drive.

According to the Layton City Twitter page, five children and one adult were home at the time of the fire, and they were able to get out safely.

A team of 27 firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze around noon.

Doug Bitton of the Layton Fire Department said that a 5-year-old child who was inside the home was playing with a lighter and started the fire. Estimated damage to the home is $150,000.

The family was displaced by the fire, and Red Cross officials have offered assistance to the family.

FOX 13 will update this story with the latest details as soon as they become available.