The Salt Lake City Fire Department is investigating an apartment fire that they have deemed suspicious.
The early Wednesday morning fire left 12 residents of a northwest Salt Lake City apartment complex without homes.
Deputy Fire Chief Brian Dale said investigators found suspicious items in the apartment where the fire originated, though he could not be more specific because he had not spoken directly with investigators. Dale added that the family that lived in the apartment where the blaze originated was out of the country at the time of the fire.
"The family has been out of town for a while, so for them to have a fire is weird," Dale said.