A fire started by a child forced an adult and five children to flee a Layton home late Wednesday morning.
Layton Fire Department dispatchers said the blaze, reported at 11:22 a.m. at 762 E. Aspen East Drive, was doused shortly after noon — but not before it caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. The heat was so intense that firefighters mainly fought the blaze from outside, according to a news release.
Investigators learned that a 5-year-old boy found a lighter and had lit a shirt on fire.
No injuries were reported, but the split-level, wood and brick home will not be fit for occupation until extensive repairs are made.