TREMONTON - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, December 14, 2021
An early morning house fire in Tremonton Tuesday, December 14, left a family of five out in the cold and fire investigators still trying to determine the cause.
The call of a structure fire at 507 South 700 West came into Dispatch about 6:45, according to Tremonton Fire Chief Robert LaCroix. Two Tremonton engines, a ladder truck and ambulance, as well as personnel from Garland Fire, arrived on scene to find a pickup truck fully engulfed and fire coming from the chimney of the home. The occupants had all evacuated, unharmed.
LaCroix said about 200 rounds of ammunition inside the burning truck were going off, initially threatening firefighters, although no one sustained any injuries.
Crews were able to extinguish the flames, both in the truck and in the house. A second vehicle sustained minor damages from the fire, as did a nearby storage unit.
LaCroix said State Fire investigators are currently on scene and Red Cross has been called to help the displaced family.