House fire displaces West Jordan family

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-13 20:00:10-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah – A family was displaced after a house fire in West Jordan caused an estimated $100,000 in damages, and fire officials said the homeowner's collection of guns and ammo was initially a cause for concern.

The fire broke out around 2 p.m., and Battalion Chief Brian Crump, West Jordan Fire Department, told FOX 13 News the fire began in the kitchen of the home, which is on the second floor.

Officials said the residents were cooking when they became sidetracked by something else. Responding crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the home.

A man who lives in the home told authorities he had a gun collection inside, which posed safety concerns.

“The homeowner was here on scene right out front, stated that he was an avid gun collector and that he has several guns and several pounds of ammunition that are in the basement of the home,” Crump said.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the fire. The kitchen is believed to be a total loss, and damages to the home are estimated to total $100,000.