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Applied Technology building at SLCC Taylorsville campus destroyed in fire

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 01:45:14-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A fire on Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Road campus in Taylorsville Monday evening resulted in the total loss of a building undergoing renovation.

Unified Fire Authority said the fire was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. after smoke was seen billowing from the roof of the Applied Technology building.

The building was undergoing renovation and was mostly empty at the time, according to UFA. Mail Services and Printing Services are housed in the building, and a few employees were inside, but they got out safely.

Mail Services and Printing Services will close until further notice, SLCC announced late Monday night.

No one was injured, and firefighters took a defensive approach after initially entering the building in an offensive approach.

The fire started on the roof and moved down into the structure, UFA spokesman Ryan Love said. It then spread quickly within the building because of a lack of interior walls due to the renovation.

Investigators will work to determine what caused the fire once it is put out and they are able to access the roof, but Love said it may have been an electrical wiring or a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) issue.

The blaze is not threatening any other buildings, but Love said the applied technology building will be a total loss.