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Weber County corrections Lt. applauded for saving family unaware that their home was on fire

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 22:43:37-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — A Weber County corrections lieutenant was applauded by fire officials Tuesday for quickly stepping into action, and potentially saving a family from a serious house fire.

According to a press release made by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday Weber County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Lt. Joshua Marigoni was driving in the area of 2800 S. 4700 W. in unincorporated Weber County when he noticed smoke coming from a home’s attic vents.

Marigoni investigated the smoke and found that the home was on fire and the occupants of the residence were not aware, the press release stated.

The homeowner was contacted by Marigoni, who advised them of the fire, and found out a female was inside the home in bed, unaware of the situation.

Marigoni was able to evacuate the home’s residents and animals that were inside, the press release said.

When fire crews arrived, it was found that the attic was on fire and was “quickly growing,” according to the release.

“Weber Fire Chief Sullivan advised that if it were not for the quick actions of Lt. Marigoni the occupants of the home could have been seriously injured or even died,” the release said. “Chief Sullivan applauded the quick thinking and actions of Lt. Marigoni.”

The home sustained serious damage during the fire, officials said.

Photos of the fire can be seen below: