Crews Put Out Fire at Abandoned Home

Crews Put Out Fire at Abandoned Home

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(KSL News) Investigators aren't sure what started a house fire in South Salt Lake.

Firefighters responded to the abandoned home on 2100 South and 60 East around 1:00 this afternoon. Crews quickly contained the blaze that reportedly began in the basement.

The home is scheduled to be torn down for redevelopment, so there was no gas or electricity turned on in the house. For that reason, officials are concerned that there could be more fires in the neighborhood.

Chief Steve Foote of the South Salt Lake Fire Department said, "These buildings make great little areas for people to get out of the weather. As the cold weather sets in we're concerned that more transients will set up camp in these places."

Officials are calling the fire suspicious.

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