Firefighters Extinguish Suspicious Fire In Boarded-Up Building
Mar 7, 2019, 5:24 AM | Updated: 7:23 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake City Fire Department is investigating a fire authorities are calling suspicious.
Firefighters responded to the incident at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday in the area between 500 and 600 South and 500 East, where smoke was pouring out of a boarded-up apartment building.
“It was so smoky when we got up there, we just had a hard time seeing,” SLCFD Capt. Mark Hafen said. “We kind of worked our way down to where the heat was and we found just a little bit of a fire in a back bedroom.”
They were able to put out the fire, which had extended up into an attic area, quickly with only minor difficulties.
“The only issue we had is there was a lot of debris in side,” Hafen said. “We had to navigate through that and try to keep ourselves safe.”
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Crews found a person inside the building, whom they questioned and then released. There were no injuries.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.