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Historic Tooele hotel caught fire; officials say cause unknown but suspicious

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Jul. 5, 2020 at 7:36 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 5, 2020 at 6:19 p.m.

TOOELE — The historic Broadway Hotel in Tooele burst into flames early Sunday morning, officials report.

Tooele Fire Chief Chris Shubert said crews arrived at around 7:30 a.m. to find the vacant building showing heavy flames and smoke.

Forty-five firefighters from Tooele, North Tooele, Grantsville and Tooele Army Depot assisted with suppressing the fire at 145 N. Broadway Ave.

The apartment building next to the hotel was evacuated as a precaution with the amount of smoke.

Shubert said the building was supposed to be preserved, but it sustained substantial damage.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but officials say it is suspicious.

Jen Riess

KSL Weather Forecast