SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 17, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Dozens of Salt Lake firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze at a local hotel Sunday afternoon.
The structure fire at the Rodeway Inn, at 616 S. 200 West, originated in a third floor room just after 2 pm Sunday according to SLCFD spokesman Jasen Asay.
“When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the room’s window,” Asay said. “The occupant of the room was outside of the window, standing on a ledge. Crews performed a ground-ladder rescue to bring the occupant safely to the ground.
“The fire was contained to the room of origin. But, there was smoke damage throughout the third floor, and water damage on the first, second and third floors.”
Asay said SLC Fire investigators are in contact with a person of interest as they try to determine the cause of the fire.
The building was initially evacuated, and guests were later allowed back into the hotel. They waited in a first floor conference room until the smoke was vented out of the building.
No injuries were reported.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.