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Family displaced after house burns down in Mapleton

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 17:40:42-05

MAPLETON, Utah — A Mapleton family is displaced after a fire destroyed their home Wednesday morning.

At about 10:30 a.m., a resident called 911 to report smoke coming from the area of the 1300 North block of 200 West. When Mapleton police officers arrived on scene, they observed heavy smoke coming from the residence, Mapleton Police wrote on its Facebook page.

After getting no answer at the door, officials state, they forced the door open but were unable to enter the house due to the heavy smoke.

Authorities eventually determined no one was home.

Mapleton Fire arrived on scene and began to battle the blaze. The flames were eventually extinguished but officials state the home appears to be a total loss. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The home was built in 1999 and occupied by the same family since that time, according to the Facebook post.

Crews from Springville, Spanish Fork Salem and Provo fire departments also responded to assist in putting out the fire. Investigators from the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to assist in the investigation.

The Mapleton family is receiving assistance from family, neighbors and local religious leaders.