Breaking: Business building destroyed in South Salt Lake City fire

South Salt Lake City firefighters battle a raging business fire at 2780 S. Main St. Thursday morning, June 21, 2018. (Photo: Gephardt Daily/Justin Anderson

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, June 21, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An electronics parts and supply business was destroyed in a South Salt Lake fire Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to Ra-elco, at 2780 S. Main St., at about 6:25 a.m. When they arrived, they found the business engulfed in smoke and flames.

South Salt Lake firefighters assumed defensive positions around the structure, which collapsed shortly after 7 a.m.

A longtime patron of the store told Gephardt Daily the business was loaded with rare and hard to find electronics equipment. He said the inventory was irreplaceable.

The fire kicked up a column of smoke that could be seen throughout the Valley.

The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

There are no reports of injuries.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as information becomes available.


  1. I’m just in tears over this . This place was another home to me I loved coming here since I moved into the area with my wife . And have grown to love these people like brothers . They were so helpful with everything electronics or even vintage items it was pure heaven for me . Just like when I go to a auto parts store . Such an addicting place I hope they rebuild soon .

  2. I am hear broken. I knew Ray and Rob the previous and current owners. They helped me through 3 business of technology and integration to where I have a nano technology production firm today. Whenever there was a power supply, resistor, capacitor, inductor, IC Chip, LED, or especially a cable adapter for radio and computer communications they were the go to place. It will be sorely missed and will set back many others like myself that were saved on many a project and development of the future in technology. I am grateful for all the years from 1987-2018 (over 30 years) that I have associated and been a client of Raelco. This will hit the tech community harder then you know.

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