Crews respond to apartment fire in Tooele

Posted at 2:46 PM, Aug 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-28 20:58:40-04

TOOELE, Utah –Fire crews responded to an apartment fire in Tooele Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said the fire sparked at a complex that's just off of State Street on 600 North.

Mike Jenen, assistant chief with the Tooele City Fire Department, said multiple units were impacted by the fire.

"We got called to a structure fire," he said. "It ended up being an apartment complex. We had a couple of units involved."

Kerry Hammond lives at the complex, and he said an unusual sound woke him from his nap.

"It sounded like my cat was trying to get in my back window, and I thought, 'Whats he trying to do?' So I went to the back, looked out, and the apartment was just totally engulfed."

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but investigators said they believe it started in the unit next door to Hammond's. Officials said the unit was empty.