A Salt Lake City apartment fire, believed to have been human-caused, has displaced five people.
The fire started about 2:51 a.m. Sunday in a shed behind the two-story apartment complex near 1400 South and 200 East, said Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay. The fire soon spread to a second-story apartment.
Firefighters extinguished the flames before they could reach other apartments or the attic, though the other five apartments suffered some water and smoke damage. One apartment was "pretty damaged" by the fire, and its residents will not be able to return as soon as the others, Asay said.
Red Cross was helping the displaced residents find a place to stay on Sunday morning.
Investigators determined that people started the fire. There had been reports of transients in the shed recently, including that night, Asay said.
"Our investigators are trying to track down those people to interview them to determine if it was an unintentional fire or purposefully set," Asay said, adding that at this point, they do not know.
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