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Firefighters from multiple agencies battle a pair of early morning 2-alarm fires

Neither fire appears susspicious
Posted at 6:51 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:54:03-04

MILLCREEK, Utah — Firefighters responded to a pair of fires early Wednesday morning that both went to two alarms.

Around 1:30 a.m. a fire was reported at an apartment complex in the area of 3900 South and 700 West.

Half of the 24 units were occupied and all those residents had to be evacuated.

The building suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage and the residents were working with the Red Cross to find temporary housing.

Displaced residents like Dexter Guillard tried salvaging whatever they could after running for their lives early this morning.

“Very Rude awakening, waking up to fire and everything else and hurry up and rushing and getting your stuff, very rude awakening man." Guillard said.

No one was injured.

Around 4 a.m. crews responded to another fire in the area of 3900 South and Highland Drive.

The mixed-use structure was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

A second alarm was called on that fire as well.

The building houses two residential dwellings and two businesses.

Everyone was safely evacuated.

In both fires, smoke detectors functioned properly and alerted residents to the potential danger.

In all, about 50 firefighters were involved in both fires with crews from Murray, Sandy, Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake joining UFA crews.

No word on what caused the fires, but early indications are that neither fire is suspicious.