Residents displaced after 2-alarm structure fire in SLC

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 00:14:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Residents of six apartment units were displaced after a two-alarm structure fire in Salt Lake City, Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to the building at 740 E. Browning Avenue at 3:36 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke outside the three-story structure on the southwest corner, according to a press release from Salt Lake City fire. The flames then moved inside the building and into the attic.

A second alarm was called to make sure enough resources were on scene to keep the blaze from spreading and provide enough resources to rotate fighting the fire in the hot weather, the release states.

Investigators determined the fire originated in the rear stairwell outside the building then moved inside, causing heavy damage to the six apartment units.

The cause is undetermined. Damage is approximately $75,000, according to the release.

One woman was evaluated on scene for anxiety and minor smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.