11 people displaced after house fire in SLC

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 00:17:15-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Eleven people were displaced after a two-alarm fire damaged a multi-residential structure in Salt Lake City, Tuesday evening.

Fire crews were called to the house fire at 6:18 p.m. in the area of 406 N. Center Street, according to tweets from the Salt Lake City Fire Department. All residents were outside of the home when they arrived. It took about an hour to put the blaze out.

There were no reported injuries and the Utah Red Cross responded to assist the residents.

The fire originated on the third floor of the building the quickly spread into the attic space and eaves, according to a press release from the fire department.

The structure was damaged by heavy smoke and water.

Investigators determined the fire was accidental and caused by an electrical malfunction in a window air conditioning unit, the release states. Damage is estimated at $200,000.