Elderly woman killed after home catches fire in Davis County

Posted at 9:48 PM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-10 17:36:32-05

SUNSET, Utah — An elderly woman was killed after a home caught fire in Sunset Friday night.

North Davis Fire officials confirm one person was killed in the fire, which broke out in a home near 75 West and 2300 North. Fox 13 News first heard report of the fire around 8 p.m.

Officials say the deceased was the only person inside the home. So far the deceased has only been identified as an elderly woman.

Firefighters say a dog was also killed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire was dispatched as a two-alarm blaze, and crews responded from numerous agencies including Layton, North Davis, and Clinton. The fire has been extinguished, and the damage to the home is estimated at $200,000.

Firefighters say when they arrived on scene there were flames coming out of the front windows of the home. When crews made it inside they located the deceased woman.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.