Crews Respond To Two-Alarm Fire At Midvale Apartments
Apr 16, 2021, 3:12 PM | Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 10:52 pm
MIDVALE, Utah — Roughly 40 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire that broke out at the Chelsea Apartments in Midvale.
Ryan Love, a spokesperson for the Unified Fire Authority, said crews were called out to the area Friday afternoon.
When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from one of the units.
Residents were on balconies, said UFA spokesperson Matthew McFarland. They were concerned they couldn’t safely exit through their apartments, so crews helped them exit with ladders.
Approximately 70 people were evacuated, Love said, but the flames were knocked down quickly by members from Unified Fire Authority, Sandy City Fire Department and Murray City Fire.
Due to their quick work, the fire was contained to a single unit.
McFarland said two people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation.
Love said none of the roughly 40 firefighters that responded were injured.
Unfortunately, one cat succumbed to the smoke, according to a Facebook post from the Midvale City Government.
The disaster action team for the American Red Cross of Utah provided assistance to those that were impacted by the blaze.
Our disaster action team is responding to a multi-family fire that has impacted nearly 70 people in Midvale. Our response is ongoing–more information to come. pic.twitter.com/3DHm0ZCDcA
— American Red Cross of Utah (@RedCrossUtah) April 16, 2021
McFarland said under five apartments were uninhabitable.
The cause was under investigation.