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Apartment fire in Murray leaves two families displaced on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2022, 4:13 PM
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Crews responded to an apartment fire in Murray on Christmas Day. (Murray Fire Department)
(Murray Fire Department)

MURRAY, Utah — A small apartment complex in Murray caught fire Sunday, forcing two families out of their home for the holiday.

Crews responded to Sultan Circle at 1:25 p.m. when a caller reported smelling smoke growing stronger coming from the two condos above them.

Those residents said they called 911 and grabbed their pets and evacuated.

The fire caused significant damage through a shared wall between the two upper level units.

By the time crews arrived, Murray Fire Battalion Chief Stephen Olson said there was still one cat in the building that was not accounted for — and they immediately went to work searching for it.

The cat, as well as all other pets and occupants in the building, were not harmed in the fire.

The cat was rescued from the second floor where the fire caused significant damage to the building. (Murray Fire Department)

“Even under ideal circumstances, this is not something you want to do on a holiday,” Olson said. “Although they are healthy and well and uninjured from the fire, it’s still a hard thing to endure.”

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