Utah Red Cross workers were providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to two elderly women after an early Thursday morning fire damaged their Millcreek home.
Unified Fire Capt. Clint Mecham said the 8:13 a.m. blaze at 4312 S. 615 East is believed to have been caused by a malfunctioning freezer located in the home's kitchen.
The women, one in her 90s and the other in her 70s, called 911 when they saw smoke billowing from the kitchen. Firefighters arrived within four minutes and safely evacuated the women and their pet dog from the residence.