Update: Tooele City Police locate man in regard to fire at historic hotel

Tooele fire crews are battling a blaze in an abandoned building Sunday morning. Photo Courtesy: Chris Bendixsen

TOOELE, Utah, July 5, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Tooele City Police Department was asking for the public’s help finding a man they hoped might have information about a Sunday morning fire at the historic Broadway Hotel.

Later Sunday, it was reported that police had located and spoken with John Scott Stadulis, who frequents the area of the Broadway Hotel, to inquire as to whether he had seen anyone near the structure. Stadulis was not a suspect, police said.

Firefighters were called to the vacant building about 7:30 a.m.

When first crews arrived they found smoke and flames pouring from the structure.

Tooele City Fire Chief Chris Shubert said 40 firefighters from multiple agencies were called into fight the blaze and remained on scene throughout the afternoon.

Shubert said the cause of the fire was yet to be determined, but it appeared to be ‘suspicious.’


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