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Firefighters endure freezing temps to put out vacant house fire in Ogden

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 12:25:51-05

OGDEN, Utah — Fire authorities are investigating the cause of an abandoned house fire late on Christmas night.

At 11:11 p.m., fire crews responded to 1027 16th Street on a structure fire. When they arrived on scene, they found a vacant home ablaze with flames coming from the basement and first floor of the home, according to a press release from Ogden City Fire Department.

“Crews worked aggressively to extinguish the fire, which had extended into the attic of the home,” the release states.

Crews entered the home to perform salvage and overhaul in the residence once the flames were put out.

“During overhaul operations, crews found fire in the walls of the first floor, which was quickly extinguished,” the release states.

No one lives at the house so no one was displaced. Officials say the home is a total loss with damage estimated at $100,000.

There were no injuries reported.

“Crews endured extremely cold temperatures and freezing conditions while fighting the fire,” the release states.

Fifteen firefighters responded to the scene along with one ladder truck, two engines, an ambulance a paramedic rescue.

The cause is currently under investigation. More information is expected to be released Monday.