A fire at a six-story condominium building early Monday morning destroyed approximately 25% of the building’s roof area, according to a fire official.
Salt Lake City fire crews were called to one of three Incline Terrace buildings at 400 South and 1000 East at about 2 a.m. and arrived to find flames shooting from the fourth and fifth floors. Some residents ran through the building, pounding on doors to alert their neighbors to evacuate, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department.
Other residents had to be rescued by ladders from the terraces of their units, and fire officials said later Monday that everyone was evacuated safely. Portions of the building collapsed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation due to the extent of the damage.
No serious injuries were reported, although two firefighters were taken to a hospital to receive treatment. They later were released. Fire captain Tony Stowe said firefighters treated seven people on the scene and all were released without going to the hospital.
The fire was completely out by Monday evening, officials said, though property management was monitoring the building to make sure the fire didn’t rekindle. Residents who need assistance can call the Red Cross at 1-800 Red Cross.