Residents safely evacuate themselves from morning blaze

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

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INCIDENT TYPE: Residential Fire

LOCATION: 325 E. Roosevelt Ave. (1450 South)

This morning, Oct. 6, at 6:16 a.m., the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a home fire at 325 E. Roosevelt Ave. The two-alarm fire started in the bathroom and spread to the attic. The cause of the flame is still under investigation.

Three individuals who lived in the home evacuated themselves before crews arrived, only minutes after receiving the call from dispatchers. One individual was treated for mild smoke inhalation by SLCFD paramedics, and was released on scene.

The estimated cost of damage is around $10,000.

Salt Lake City Fire Public Information Officer Audra Sorensen said, “Families can prepare for these types of emergencies by making a family, home-evacuation plan. It’s important to prepare at least two ways out of your home in case something like this happens.”

Sorensen added that National Fire Prevention Week is upcoming, starting this Sunday, Oct. 8 and ending Sunday, Oct. 15. She said Salt Lake City Fire will be participating in a number of school and Salt Lake City Library education events. In addition, SLC Fire has invited the public to attend a free hot dog roast and safety event at Station No. 5, in the 9th and 9th area. The event is intended to help families get resources on planning their own way to “GET OUT” of an emergency fire incident.

CAUSE: Under Investigation

ORIGIN: Under Investigation

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MUTUAL AID: None

INJURIES: One evacuated resident suffered mild smoke inhalation

DAMAGE: bathroom, attic, roof

DOLLAR LOSS: Estimated $10,000