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3 hospitalized in Salt Lake house fire that displaced 10 people

(Courtesy of the Salt Lake City Fire Department)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Three people were hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation Saturday following a house fire that displaced 10 residents and six dogs.

Salt Lake firefighters were called to a home at 865 W. 800 South at 3:52 a.m. The two-alarm fire caused "severe damage" to the exterior of the house as well as to the front room and kitchen areas, the fire department said in a statement.

An adult man and two teenagers — a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy — were taken to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns. Of those three, two were in serious condition and another in fair condition, firefighters said.

Investigators determined that 10 people were living in the house and shed behind the home. The Utah Red Cross was helping the displaced residents find places to stay.

Six dogs also lived in the house, according to firefighters. All the dogs safely escaped the blaze.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Saturday and fire officials did not immediately have an estimate of the damage the fire caused.


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