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OGDEN – Fire crews put out a fire in an unoccupied building that was “completely engulfed in flames” early Saturday morning.

Fire crews were dispatched at 12:39 a.m. to the building on the 3400 block of Washington Boulevard, according to a news release from the Ogden Fire Department.

The three-storey apartment complex was still under construction and the fire caused a “total loss” of the building.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire in the apartment and it did not spread to adjacent structures.

The statement said signs and landscaping of surrounding businesses were damaged due to excessive heat from the fire, but were not structurally damaged “due to the prompt actions of firefighters at the scene.”

There were no injuries among firefighters or citizens. Ogden Fire asked people to avoid the area on Saturday morning, saying firefighters were still on the scene.

The response to the fire included firefighters from the Ogden, South Ogden, Washington Terrace and Roy Fire Departments. This included 30 firefighters and a battalion chief, three ladder trucks, two fire trucks, two ambulances and a paramedic truck.

The fire marshal’s office was on site Saturday morning to investigate the cause of the fire and the building was secure.


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Emily Ashcraft joined as a reporter in 2021. She covers court and legal affairs, as well as health, faith and religion news.

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