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Man escapes house fire in Layton

Posted at 7:49 AM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 15:19:38-04

LAYTON, Utah — A homeowner in Layton was able to escape after he awoke to flames inside his Layton home early Wednesday.

Crews were alerted to the fire about 7 a.m. after witnesses noticed smoke coming from the house at 1150 North Hill Field Road. When firefighters arrived, their access to the home was first hindered by a large amount of storage and debris inside.

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"Because of the storage that was identified there in the residence, our means of fire attack through doorways and window openings has been hampered in that that storage has blocked that sufficient to get our crews in the door," said Layton Battalion Chief Jason Cook.

Officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire, although the homeowner told firefighters he believed it started in the kitchen.

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Following the fire, the house is expected to be declared a total loss as it sustained considerable smoke damage.

No one was injured during the fire, although the homeowner did receive medical attention on the scene for smoke inhalation.