No one seriously injured in Cottonwood Heights 2-alarm house fire

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-22 19:50:38-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah -- A Cottonwood Heights family has been displaced after the home they were renting was destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the fire appears to have been caused by a 5-year-old boy who was playing with a lighter.

Unified Fire Authority officials said the fire started in the basement of a home near 2200 E 7400 S. Fire crews responded to the home shortly before 2 p.m.

Homeowner Sheri Caldwell said she and her husband were renting the home out to a woman and her three children.

Although the home will likely need to be rebuilt, Caldwell said she is more concerned for the family.

"They're very upset. They've lost everything. I have to put in a plug for renter's insurance, because they don't have any, and it could have made things a lot easier for them. So, we're broken hearted over that, but everybody's OK. That's what matters," Caldwell said.