Crews respond to two-alarm fire in SLC industrial area

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 13, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to an two-alarm fire in an industrial area Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to Semco Windows & Doors around 4:30.

The fire started in some “hoppers,” which are large containers that collect dust and debris on the outside on the building.

“Our primary concern is the life safety issue and we had smoke throughout the structure that had kind of come in through […] the duct work and the extension with the hoppers that were on fire,” said Capt. Michael Harp, Salt Lake City Fire Department. “We had smoke throughout the structure, so we wanted to make sure that the origin was not inside the structure from some kind of machinery or anything or, you know, there was somebody inside.”

Harp said the building itself is fire resistant and had its own sprinkler system, which helped mitigate the firefighting efforts.

No injuries were reported.