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12 families displaced after West Jordan apartment fire

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-11 18:26:13-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — About 30 people were displaced after an apartment fire broke out in West Jordan early Saturday morning.

West Jordan Fire responded to the 12-unit apartment complex at 7366 S. Redwood Road at about 5 a.m. The blaze was trapped in a wall between two units, said Capt. Ken Pratt with West Jordan Fire.

Pratt said it took about 30 minutes to contain the flames because it was difficult to get to the fire.

The entire complex was filled with smoke, forcing all residents to be evacuated. Pratt said firefighters had to force a few doors open to ensure all residents were evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

Although the fire damage was isolated to two units, fire officials say, there was also structural damage.

All residents will remain evacuated until the building can be assessed.

The Utah Red Cross is assisting 11 families. According to a tweet, there is an evacuation center set up at an LDS Church at 1899 W. 7600 South.

Unified, Murray and South Jordan Fire Departments assisted in the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but fire officials say they believe it to be accidental.