$600K in damage after Ogden home fire

Posted at 7:43 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 11:01:17-04

OGDEN, Utah – An Ogden family said their pets saved their lives after an overnight fire.

Authorities are investigating what sparked the blaze that caused $600,000 of damage early Thursday.

Fire crews found heavy smoke and flames coming the house near 1755 E. Whispering Oaks Dr. just before 1 a.m.

The homeowners said their pets woke them up and led them to a large fire in the garage.

Both residents, the dog and cat safely got out before the fire department arrived.

Officials said 17 firefighters from the Ogden City Fire Department and the South Ogden Fire Department were called in to fight the flames.