DEWEYVILLE - Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, March 7, 2023
Firefighters from the Central Box Elder Fire District, aided by Fielding and Corinne departments, responded to an early morning house fire in Deweyville Tuesday morning, but were unable to save the house that was fully engulfed upon their arrival. All occupants of the home, a father and two teenage sons, were able to escape without injury.
Twenty-four firefighters, five engines and two tenders, along with Box Elder County fire wardens and deputies, were on scene at 9690 N. Hwy 38, after the call came in just at 1 a.m. Their efforts to control the fire were hampered as a nearby fire hydrant was unusable, possibly frozen due to the cold temperatures. A tractor was used to pull several pieces of equipment out of the snow and ice.
Estimated loss is between $300,000-$400,000, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but may have been started by the fireplace or a nearby space heater. Crews continue to monitor hot spots.