Resident smells fire in Kearns garage after waking to tend crying baby

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-04 16:36:03-05

KEARNS, Utah -- A two-car garage caught fire and spread to a home in Kearns early Saturday morning, and the family was able to get out safely thanks in part to a crying infant.

Unified Fire officials responded to the scene near 5500 West and 6000 South around 2:30 a.m. Fire officials say a resident woke up to care for a baby who had begun crying, and while caring for the child that resident smelled smoke and discovered a fire in the garage.

The family was able to get out of the home safely.

There was some damage done to the home by flame, but none by smoke, according to officials.

The damage is estimated at about $10,000, mostly due to electrical damage inside the garage, officials said, and it's unclear at this point whether that damage is significant enough to displace the residents.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, officials said.

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