Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Salt Lake City investigators seeking to question man about early morning blaze
First Published Aug 14 2013 09:35 am • Last Updated Aug 14 2013 09:57 pm

Salt Lake City fire investigators are searching for a homeless man for questioning in connection with an early morning two-alarm house fire.

Salt Lake City fire spokesman Jasen Asay said witnesses reported seeing the man, who is known by neighbors as a transient, running away from a garage near 150 North Laxon (915 West) around the same time it caught fire.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Asay said the fire, which started about 7:30 a.m., quickly spread from the garage to a second, neighboring garage and to a nearby home.

Four people were inside the home at the time, and firefighters had to evacuate them, Asay said.

The blaze also knocked down a live power line on the roof of one of the garages, making the blaze more dangerous for firefighters, Asay said.

One firefighter was treated at the scene for a hand injury.

Asay said firefighters were still trying to determine the amount of damage and the cause. They would like to question the man to see if he can provide information on the possible cause.


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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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
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.