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Man injured escaping house fire in Riverton

RIVERTON, Utah (News4Utah) - A man was sent to the hospital after a house fire in Riverton early Sunday morning. 

Unified Fire Department crews were called to a home near 1500 West 13400 South just before 1 a.m. on a report of a house fire. When firefighters arrived the found the garage was fully engulfed and starting to spread to the rest of the home. 

Firefighters were able to contain most of the fire to the garage. However, the house sustained a massive amount of damage, including the three cars inside the garage. The family will be displaced for quite some time. 

All of the occupants, with the exception of a family pet, safely evacuated the home. Family members said a dog died in the fire.

They said the homeowner's son was injured as he escaped from the house and was transported to the hospital. His condition is not known at this time. 

An estimate of damages is nearly $150,000. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 


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