Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Cigarette believed cause of Roy apartment fire

By Janelle STecklein

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Mar 20 2012 12:27 pm • Last Updated Mar 20 2012 11:42 pm

A fire that caused an estimated $750,000 in damage to a Roy apartment complex on Monday is believed to have been started by an unattended cigarette, fire officials said Tuesday.

The fire began on the balcony of the top southeast apartment the Herefordshire Apartment Complex, 4624 S. 1900 West. Investigators said the blaze was fueled by a propane bottle on the deck and household chemicals, like paint thinner, inside the home.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

In all, the blaze rendered 12 units uninhabitable. No one was injured.

The damaged apartments have been released to the owners of the complex, and tenants are being allowed to work with insurance companies and apartment management to retrieve their belongings, officials said.

jstecklein@sltrib.com

Twitter @sltribjanelle




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.