Firefighters were called to a house fire Monday morning in Richmond. The blaze was reported just after 7 a.m. at 200 South 300 East.
According to reports, a neighbor saw flames coming from the home and alerted the homeowner, helping them safely escape. They then called 911. The male occupant was checked out by paramedics but didn’t report any injuries.
First crews on the scene reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the south side of the home. The fire quickly spread through the attic.
Firefighters originally entered the home but then retreated to a defensive strategy, as the flames spread. They then extinguished the fire from outside, pulling off the outer walls and spraying water onto the flames.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Damage amounts are still being determined but appeared to be a total loss.
Firefighters from Richmond, Smithfield and the Cache County Fire District helped extinguish the blaze.