A Navy man and his son escaped from their Ogden home as it burned to the ground Thursday morning, said Hal Van Meeteren of the Ogden Fire Department.
Richard Keitz noticed smoke coming from the basement of his single-story home at 780 28th St. He woke his son, and they were able to escape the house with a pet rabbit in tow, said Van Meeteren.
The family had been preparing to move to Virginia, where Keitz will serve as an electrician in the U.S. Navy. Movers had been scheduled to pack up the Keitzes' belongings on Thursday, but few possessions were salvageable after the fire tore through the home, said Van Meeteren.