SLC house fire causes an estimated $250,000 in damages

Posted at 2:41 PM, Mar 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-17 19:20:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City firefighters responded to a structure fire near 2900 South and 1100 East early Sunday morning that caused an estimated $250,000 in damages and displaced two people.

Firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the single-family dwelling when they arrived, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

A resident of the home was at a neighbor’s house when firefighters arrived, and he verified that everyone in the home had been evacuated and accounted for.

Firefighters worked to keep the large blaze from spreading to neighboring homes as well as an unattached garage, according to the press release.

There were no reported injuries. Two people living in the home, a husband and wife, were displaced, and the American Red cross is helping them find a place to stay.

Investigators believe the fire started on the main floor in the front part of the home near the kitchen. The two-story home was a total loss.