Fire destroys Ogden apartment construction site; dramatic blaze caught on video

A Saturday morning fire destroyed an Ogden apartment complex still under construction near 34th Street and Washington Blvd. Photos: Ogden Fire Department

OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 20, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters responded to the scene of an early morning fire at an Ogden construction site.

Crews were first dispatched to 34th Street and Washington Boulevard at 12:38 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, they reported a fully-engulfed three story apartment structure with heavy smoke and flames pouring from the building.

Firefighters quickly attacked the blaze, working to keep the flames from spreading to nearby structures, while police kept onlookers at a safe distance.

At 3:10 a.m. the Ogden City Fire Department tweeted the multi-alarm fire had been knocked down.

“The building was under construction and not occupied. Firefighters responded and the fire is extinguished,” the statement says.

“There were no injuries to firefighters or citizens,” OCFD tweeted later.

Firefighters from multiple agencies joined in battling the blaze, including the Ogden City Fire Department, South Ogden Fire, Washington Terrace Fire and the Roy City Fire Department. According to an OCFD statement, “30 firefighters, three ladder truck, two engines, two ambulances, a paramedic truck, and the Battalion Chief responded.

“The Fire Marshal’s office is on the scene investigating the cause and origin, the building is being secured and will be a total loss,” the OCFD said.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information is made available.


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