LOCAL NEWS

Four Taken To Hospital After Chemical Exposure At Senior Facility

Dec 22, 2019, 2:50 PM | Updated: 8:17 pm
...

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two residents of a senior living center, and two firefighters were taken to the hospital after chemical exposure.

“They were in good condition, and the transports were mostly precautionary,” Captian Adam Archuleta of Salt Lake City Fire Deparment said.

Crews responded to a household chemical exposure incident at Rendon Terrace Apartments, 158 N 600 W., according to Salt Lake City Fire Department. It was initially reported to be a response to a fire.

SLC Fire reports this is a hazmat exposure incident.

“Update, no fire, household chemical exposure,” SLC Fire tweeted.

Archuleta said the senior living center was evacuated after a home pesticide cartridge was detonated.

“The cartridge had far too much product, and it set off the smoke alarm, alerting the fire department,” Archuleta said.

The building was evacuated as the pesticide got into the vents, he said.

Evacuees will be allowed in after ventilation, likely sometime this evening, according to Archuleta. Some residents are with family, or will be sheltered in the Missiodei Church across the street.

Archuleta said they’re still waiting to know exactly what the substance is so they know what readings they’re looking for to confirm effective ventilation.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

...
Eliza Pace

One dead in 4-vehicle crash; Highway 40 closed in both directions

A fatal crash involving four cars has closed U.S. Highway 40 in both directions.
14 hours ago
Gabby Petito...
Josh Ellis

New photo allegedly shows Gabby Petito’s injuries before interview with Moab PD

A newly released photograph appears to show injuries on Gabby Petito's face shortly before she met with officers from the Moab Police Department.
14 hours ago
Residents of the town of Enoch come together in honor of Gail Earl and the Haight Family at a vigil...
Pat Reavy

Chilling search history on Enoch father’s phone: ‘Can neighbors hear gunshots?’

As police continue to piece together how the tragic murders of an Enoch family unfolded, newly released information continues to suggest that the killings were premeditated.
14 hours ago
Real estate firm Brixton Capital announced Monday that a new Target will occupy the former Dillard'...
Cassidy Wixom

Provo will soon be welcoming its 1st full-size Target store

Residents of Provo will soon have another retail therapy resource at their disposal: a brand-new Target.
14 hours ago
...
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage

Shopping for Valentine’s roses? 9 comparisons to help you find the biggest bang for your buck

From online and local florist delivery options to grocery store blooms, KSL’s Matt Gephardt compares the cost and durability of nine different bouquets of a dozen red roses.
2 days ago
...
Ashley Moser

West Jordan mother in the ICU after being hit by snowmobile while tubing

A Utah mother is recovering in the ICU after she was hit by a snowmobile while tubing over the weekend.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Four Taken To Hospital After Chemical Exposure At Senior Facility