Salt Lake City fire crews work quickly to control garage fire, prevent spread to nearby homes

Salt Lake City firefighters tackle a stubborn garage fire which threatened homes and apartments near 444 S. 900 East Sunday, July 17, 2022. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 17, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters made quick work of a garage fire that threatened two homes Sunday evening, Salt Lake City fire officials said.

Firefighters responded about 6:30 p.m. to a fire that started in a carport at 444 S. 900 East, the fire department tweeted.

The fire quickly spread to a garage, then to a grassy area and threatened two homes, Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Jason Buhler told Gephardt Daily.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in short order and kept it from spreading to the homes and other nearby structures, including a multi-unit apartment building, Buhler said.

Crews had the fire under control by 7:15 p.m.

The garage was destroyed in the fire, Buhler said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.

No injuries were reported.


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