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Crews fight fire at their own fire station

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City firefighters battled a blaze at their own station.

Nine firefighters were at Station 2, near 300 North and 300 West, around 1:30 a.m. when the fire broke out in a utility closet on the second floor, where linens and towels are kept.

Four of the firefighters were on the fourth floor and used the fire pole to evacuate.

"Some of them weren't fully dressed when they were out here in the cold weather hooking the hose up to the hydrant and getting the hose ready," said Jasen Asay of the Salt Lake City Fire Department. "They were a little frazzled, as you would expect, waking up and having to fight a firefighter a minute later."

All nine firefighters were sent to a hospital as a precaution to be checked for smoke inhalation.

Station 2 remains out of operation. Investigators don't know yet what caused the fire.

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