Fire destroys iconic Ogden bakery

The Topper Bakery building is a total loss, according to firefighters.

(Ogden City Fire Department) Fire destroyed the 82-year-old Topper Bakery in Ogden on Monday night.

The cause of a fire that destroyed an iconic Ogden bakery Monday night remains under investigation.

Firefighters arrived at the Topper Bakery at 2516 Monroe Blvd. shortly after 10 p.m. to find smoke and fire shooting from the roof of the building, according to the Ogden Fire Department. After determining no one was inside, crews fought a defensive battle against the blaze. The structure is a “total loss.”

No one was injured, but the 82-year-old bakery — known for its doughnuts, brownies, cookies, cakes and bread — is out of business, at least for now.

“Needless to say,” the bakery’s owners posted on Facebook, “we will not be open for business for a while. Thank you for all of your support over the years! We will keep you posted on what is going on and when we can reopen. Sorry for any inconveniences this will cause so many of our customers.”

Customers, in turn, posted messages of distress and support. One called it a “community loss.” Another wrote, “Topper Bakery is an Ogden icon.” And another posted, “My heart goes out to this wonderful and generous family. They are truly icons in our community.”

“The community is behind you,” wrote one customer. " Let us know how we can help.” And another wrote that she’s praying that the “best bakery ever” will be “back in business soon.”