Fire, flood damages to LDS Conference Center around $500,000

Posted at 10:18 PM, Apr 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 01:04:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Fire fighters say the fire and resulting sprinkler flood at the LDS Conference Center created damages estimated around $500,000.

They say the fire started in the mechanical room near a bank of backup batteries. The batteries are to help power the building’s generator.

They say the fire does not appear intentional.

Nearly 45 Salt Lake City firefighters responded Monday night.