20 to 30 foot flames could be seen shooting above the home just after 4:30a.m. Woke up by the noise, homeowner, Steve law reacted like any husband and father would to save his family from danger. A heroic move his wife Connie is thankful for. She says “I'm really grateful because my husband and daughter sleep on that side of the house and I’m just really grateful that my husband heard the noises and responded to that."
Feeling fortunate himself for waking up Steve tells ABC 4 Utah what he heard. "I heard popping sounds. I thought there were fireworks going off in the middle of the night. I thought who's doing that in the middle of the night? Then I saw the smoke billowing from the garage and I turned back around and just yelled fire as loud as I could to get everyone out of the house and we all came running out of the house.”
It was at that point the family called 911. Provo Battalion Chief, Jeremy Headman, says it took 20 firefighters to contain the fire. "There were flames shooting 20 to 30 foot flames shooting over the house and we were just in an active fire fight trying to keep the fire from extending into the house, says Chief Headman.
Among the losses are two vehicles, camping equipment, and antiques, but the biggest loss preparations for their daughters wedding coming up in September. “We don't care that our camping stuff is gone, but I really care about the wedding stuff. The only thing that got saved was my daughters wedding dress," says Connie.
Moving forward, the law family says they feel blessed they all made it out safely. Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the mornng blaze. Meanwhile the family hopes to get some assistance from Red Cross.