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Crews Respond To Fire At Abandoned SLC Home

Oct 21, 2020, 7:14 AM

Crews respond to a fire at an abandoned home in Salt Lake City on Oct. 21, 2020....

Crews respond to a fire at an abandoned home in Salt Lake City on Oct. 21, 2020.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Crews extinguished a fire at an abandoned home overnight.

The incident happened at approximately 3:20 a.m. in the area of 400 South and 200 West.

Authorities said they arrived to find flames engulfing the boarded-up home.

It appeared squatters may have been living at the home, police said.

Salt Lake City Fire Department Capt. Jeff Kauffmann said fires in abandoned buildings are a recurring issue as the homeless population builds fires inside to keep warm.

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Crews Respond To Fire At Abandoned SLC Home