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Fire crews find man barricaded in SLC apartment during fire

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 15:29:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City firefighters say they found a man barricaded in an apartment when they were called to a fire Tuesday.

Fire crews said they arrived at the Stratford Apartments near 200 E. and 200 S. just before 10 a.m. and evacuated residents as a precaution.

Crews had to call in police to help them get into the unit.

Authorities said the man they found barricaded in the apartment may have been suffering from a mental issue at the time.

Firefighters quickly put out the small fire and kept it from spreading to other units.

Authorities have not released the name of the man involved at this time.