Fire destroys garage and damages home in Smithfield

Crews beginning to investigate garage fire in Smithfield. The fire was reported at 6:30 p.m. near 100 S. 200 W. 

SMITHFIELD — No one was injured after a fire Tuesday night destroyed a garage and damaged a home on the corner of 100 South 200 West in Smithfield.

Smithfield City Police Sgt. Nick Hidalgo said crews were called to the fire at 6:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found the attached garage fully engulfed in flames.

Fire fighters from Smithfield, North Logan, Logan, Lewiston and the Cache County Fire District battled the blaze for more than an hour before bringing it under control.

Hidalgo said the owner of the home and his four dogs were all able to evacuate the home without injury.

Smithfield Battalion Chief Mike Weibel said after the fire moved into the home, crews had trouble finding it between various additions that had been built onto the house.

“The fire was difficult to fight because it got between two different roofs.”

One firefighter was overcome with a possible heat related illness and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Hidalgo said the garage was a complete loss and the home also sustained damage.

The cause of the fire and exact damage amount is unknown. Weibel said a representative from the state fire marshal’s office will be investigating.

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