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ATF offers $5,000 reward for information on suspicious South Salt Lake fire

Posted at 11:36 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 22:21:55-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Fire investigators are continuing to look into the cause of a three-alarm apartment fire in South Salt Lake last week.

The fire started around 3 a.m. Thursday in a carport at the Shenandoah Apartments, at 3300 S and 350 E.

The flames quickly spread to 24 units in the main building and displaced dozens of people who live there.

As of Monday, investigators still believe the cause of the fire was suspicious, and it could have been arson.

"What we've done is, we've got basically all of the on-scene, any type of evidence collection. If there was any type of origin of cause, of pinpointing where the fire started, where it extended, how it extended, and then the scene was turned over to the property owner and their insurance company," said Chief Terry Addison, South Salt Lake Fire Department.

Although dozens of apartment units and at least a dozen cars were destroyed, no one was killed.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has also joined the investigation, and together with the South Salt Lake Fire Department and the South Salt Lake Police Department is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information.

Anyone with information that may aid in the investigation is urged to call the South Salt Lake Police Department at 801-840-4000, the South Salt Lake Fire Department at 801-483-6043 or 801-464-6725, or the ATF Hotline at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (283-3473).

Information can also be sent via email to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website here, or through the Reportit® app/website.