Thirty Five Firefighters Respond to Two-alarm Fire in Industrial Building

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – September 3, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Salt Lake City fire departments responded to a two-alarm structure fire at 602 N. John Glenn Rd (6070 W) this afternoon.

Salt Lake City Fire spokesman Jasen Asay said around 35 firefighters were called to a structure fire at an industrial building. He said there was a demolition crew inside doing some work, and the people inside the building noticed the fire, quickly evacuated and called 911.

“When fire crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the roof, our crews made entry to the building and found a fire in the duct work system between the ceiling and the roof,” Asay said. “Our crews went to work fighting the fire from below, realized they couldn’t get all of it, so we had crews up on the roof, they cut a hole in the roof and were able to fight the fire from both below and above.”

Crews quickly contained the fire and limited the damage to just inside the duct work system. Hazmat teams were called because there was powder inside the duct work system, which was determined to be some type of residue rather than a dangerous chemical.

Crews from West Valley City were also called in and the fire was contained within 25 minutes. There were no injuries.


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