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Multiple Vehicles, Pallets Burned In Large Salt Lake Fire

Aug 9, 2020, 10:11 AM
(Salt Lake City Fire Department)...
(Salt Lake City Fire Department)
(Salt Lake City Fire Department)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Crews were called out to fight a large pallet fire with multiple vehicles involved. Officials reported multiple explosions in the blaze.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday near 2945 West 500 South.

Captain Anthony Burton with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said the initial call came in as a pallet fire. When the initial crew arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke and flames.

Burton said the fire was situated between two properties. Multiple pallets and RVs were on fire. The other property had several other vehicles that were also on fire.

Crews at the scene reported hearing explosions, which they believed were propane tanks on the RVs. A semi and trailer were also on fire. Officials later found large semi tires in the debris that they believed also exploded in the fire.

Investigators were still sifting through the debris to confirm their assessment and determine the exact cause.

Officials said firefighters mounted an aggressive fire attack to contain the flames.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries. They were treated and released at the scene.

Burton said the number of vehicles involved meant it would likely be a lengthy investigation into where and how the fire started.

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Multiple Vehicles, Pallets Burned In Large Salt Lake Fire