Structure fire extinguished near 900 South and 200 West

Posted at 7:26 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 23:50:29-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Crews extinguished a 2-alarm structure fire at 942 South 200 West Friday night.

Captain Tony Stowe with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said a neighbor called it in around 7 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the building.

When crews arrived, they took a defensive approach and kept firefighters outside the building because they were unsure how long the fire was burning and how badly the structure was compromised.

The location of the fire, located between two larger buildings, presented a challenge.

“We are very limited with access in there,” Stowe said. “What we are trying to do, right now, is get a handle on the fire, limit the amount of resources in between the structures and fill that basement.”

Stowe added that the building was vacant and no one was injured.

Crews put the fire out by nine o’clock.

Fire engines were forced to park on 200 West near TRAX rails.  That forced an interruption of service in the area.

According to UTA, a bus bridge was set up and supervisors were on the scene to assist any travelers with questions.

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SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Fire is responding to a 2-alarm structure fire at 942 South 200 West.

According to UTA, TRAX rails are blocked at 900 South and a bus bridge has been activated between the 900 South and Ballpark stations.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.