Fire officials say they were unable to spot an obvious cause for a fire that destroyed a vacant North Logan home early Monday morning.

According to Logan Deputy Fire Chief Craig Humphreys, investigators are having to dig a little deeper to root out the cause of the fire. It could be a week or more before a definite cause can be identified, he said.

There were no injuries in the blaze, which took about 30 minutes to extinguish after crews arrived.

The fire at 1609 N. 1000 East, the end of a dead-end street, was initially reported to the USU Police Department by a USU facilities employee who called 911 at about 3:13 a.m. Monday. The 911 dispatch center also received calls from neighbors who reported the fire.

Humphreys said the fire department found heavy amounts of fire through the roof of the two-story home when they arrived on the scene.

The fire department was able to extinguish the fire with the use of a ladder truck, but the fire caused extensive damage, including the collapse of the roof in part of the structure.

Damage is estimated at $175,000, according to fire officials.


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