LAYTON — Layton fire crews were able to douse a mobile home fire in a minimal amount of time, with minimal damage to the structure.
The fire was reported just before noon on Saturday in the Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park at 234 Engstrom Way, according to Layton Fire spokesman Doug Bitton.
When fire crews arrived, they found a passerby attacking the fire with a garden hose. Bitton said they didn’t know who the Good Samaritan was, but applauded his efforts.
Crews were able to hold damage to the home’s exterior. The deck and patio had significant damage, Bitton said.
No one was at home at the time of the fire, but a dog and two cats were inside. The animals were rescued and the dog was given a little oxygen, Bitton said. All three animals are doing fine and were given to a friend who arrived on scene.
“The fire was controlled in approximately five minutes from the arrival of fire crews. It was a significant save,” Bitton said.
The fire was determined by fire investigators to originate from improper placement of smoking discards.