Fire displaces several Salt Lake City apartment-dwellers

A Salt Lake City firefighter holds a cat outside of an apartment fire at 700 S. and 300 E. in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

A Salt Lake City firefighter holds a cat outside of an apartment fire at 700 S. and 300 E. in Salt Lake City on Sunday. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex near 800 South and 300 East on Sunday. At least four apartments were deemed uninhabitable.

One woman and a child were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and there were no other injuries resulting from the fire, which began sometime around 12:15 p.m., said Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Tony Stowe. He said fire sprinklers in the building helped extinguish the flames and contain the blaze to the apartment where it started.

Earlier in the afternoon, Salt Lake City police asked drivers to avoid the area, if possible, according to a post on Twitter.

A cause of the fire was under investigation Sunday, said Stowe. He said it was unknown how much damage was caused.

A few adjacent units were also damaged due to search and rescue efforts, though, Stowe said the complex owner was working on repairing those.

The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting displaced residents with essentials, such as lodging, food, clothing and personal care items, according to a statement from Red Cross of Utah.

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