Early morning fire destroys duplex unit in Salt Lake City

By Janelle Stecklein

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: May 27, 2012 04:25PM
Updated: May 30, 2012 10:22AM

Salt Lake City firefighters early Sunday extinguished a fire that destroyed a duplex unit.

Firefighters said the blaze started about 4:20 a.m. at 162 N. 1000 West after a resident left food unattended on the stove. Fire officials said the resident wasn’t home when the fire started.

No injuries were reported, but firefighters said the unit was uninhabitable. The blaze caused about $30,000 to $50,000 in damage, officials said.

A person living in the adjacent unit was evacuated, but later allowed to return home. That side did not suffer any damage, fire officials said.

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