Crews respond to a fire at an apartment building near 400 South and 1000 East in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 28, 2021 (Salt Lake City Fire Department)
SALT LAKE CITY – Crews are at the scene of a large fire at a Salt Lake City apartment building Monday morning.
Residents of the fourth and fifth floors of the Incline Terrace Apartments at 1032 E. 400 South reported the fire around 2 a.m., according to Salt Lake Fire Captain Anthony Buton.
When the crews arrived, they found thick smoke and flames on these floors and used ladders to rescue some people from the balconies and windows. Other residents were escorted out of the halls of the building. Firefighters have walked through the building and believe everyone is covered, Buton said. No serious injuries were reported, according to KSL NewsRadio.
Five alarm structure fire operations are continuing on the 400 South. We ask the community to avoid the area with an emphasis on the 4th and 5th south from the 9th east to the 13th east. Smoke is everywhere in the community pic.twitter.com/1U52gu7jaJ
– Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) June 28, 2021
A bus was made available to residents who evacuated the building.
Parts of the building’s interior have collapsed, KSL’s Morgan Wolfe reported, and crews continue to extinguish hot spots.
No cause for the fire or estimated damage is available.
Motorists should avoid the 400 and 500 south from 900 east to 1300 east, the Salt Lake City Fire Department tweeted.
This is under development and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Contributing: Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV, Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio
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