Salt Lake woman injured in early morning house fire

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake woman was injured while fleeing from her burning house early Friday.

The incident began about 1 a.m. when 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman, but they initially weren't able to understand what she was saying, according to Salt Lake fire spokeswoman Audra Sorensen.

Investigators believe the woman was still inside the burning house when she called 911. She was outside the house by the time emergency crews arrived. The woman was taken to a local hospital in serious condition with undisclosed injuries.

Although dispatchers couldn't understand the woman, they sent emergency personnel to her address, 402 N. Center St., where the fire was discovered.

The fire caused extensive damage to the two-story structure, Sorensen said. The last flames were still being extinguished about 90 minutes after the initial call, she said. Although homes in that area are close together, firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to any nearby structures.

The cause of the fire was not known Friday morning.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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