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Person Hospitalized, Pets Killed In Salt Lake City House Fire

Jan 31, 2021, 6:15 PM | Updated: 8:53 pm
A family in Salt Lake City tragically lost their two pets — a dog and a cat — after their home ...
A family in Salt Lake City tragically lost their two pets — a dog and a cat — after their home was severely damaged in a fire. (KSL-TV)
(KSL-TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A family in Salt Lake City tragically lost their two pets — a dog and a cat — after their home was severely damaged in a fire.

Fire crews were called out to a home near 1300 West 500 South around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to SLCFD Chief Walker, three family members were awakened by their smoke detectors and evacuated.

When firefighters arrived, the home was “severely engulfed in flames,” but they were able to extinguish it quickly.

One adult was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

“Unfortunately, the family lost a dog and a cat in the fire,” said the Chief.

Walker said there was extensive damage to the home, but an exact estimate was not immediately available.

The cause remains under investigation.

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Person Hospitalized, Pets Killed In Salt Lake City House Fire