Residential evacuations lifted following Sugar House apartment complex fire
SALT LAKE CITY — All residential evacuations ordered last week after an under-construction apartment complex in Sugar House caught fire have been lifted.
That’s according to a 4:43 p.m. tweet from the Salt Lake City Fire Department, which states, “Residents of the VUE and Sugarmont apartments may return to their units.”
Business closures currently in place, however, will remain in effect “until further notice.”
Sugar House update #7
Effective immediately: residential evacuations have been lifted. Residents of the VUE and Sugarmont apartments may return to their units. Leave tags on door, to be removed tomorrow.
Business closures in effect will remain in place until further notice.
— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) October 30, 2022
The six-story apartment complex, located in the area of 1040 E. 2220 South in Salt Lake City, went up in flames late Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, more than 1,000 people were evacuated from neighboring buildings due to the blaze.
While most evacuees were able to return home Thursday, those living in The Vue and Sugarmont complexes in units that face the site of the fire were not allowed back home.
Demolition work began on the complex Wednesday night and continued through the weekend.
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