Fire crews quickly extinguished a two-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building near the University of Utah.
Just after 4 p.m. Monday, two people were home in their third-story apartment when smoke started pouring out of a vent, said Salt Lake City fire spokesman Jasen Asay. They called 911, knocked on doors of other apartments to let people know to evacuate and rushed out of the building, located at 1280 E. South Temple.
Responders closed the roads near the fire while firefighters arrived and contained the flames to the original apartment, Asay said. The extent of the damage to the apartment was not immediately known. No one was reported injured.
Firefighters used thermal imaging devices to make sure the blaze had not spread into the walls or attic, a potential danger that prompted the two-alarm response, Asay said.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.
The Tribune will report further information as it becomes available.
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