Crews on scene of 2-alarm commercial fire in Salt Lake City

Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake City Fire Department

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 9, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews are on the scene of a two-alarm commercial fire in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.

The fire is in the area of 900 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ryan Mellor told Gephardt Daily.

When the call came in that there was a structure fire, crews arrived and the fire was heavily involved already, Mellor said. A second alarm was called at that time. He said firefighters had to be pulled off the roof because it started to cave in. The 45 firefighters on scene will now be taking a defensive stance.

“They are going to have to get in and find where it started, but the investigators will figure that out,” he said.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but is suspicious, Mellor said. He said there have been three fires in that same area Wednesday morning, and officials are searching for a specific suspect, who is known to them.

A tweet from Utah Transit Authority just after 11 a.m. said: “Due to a fire on 900 South, SB trains will be turned around at 900 South station and NB trains will be turned around at Ballpark. A bus bridge has been activated and will service between 900 South and Ballpark stations. Expect additional delays on all lines.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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