SLC FIRE PRESS RELEASE

Salt Lake City Fire Department News Release
Attention News Desk / Assignment Editors
Incident Type  Residential Fire
Date / Time  Monday, Feb. 13, 6:15 a.m.
Location  1180 E. Warnock Ave.  (2495 S.), Salt Lake City
At 6:12 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 13, the Salt Lake City Fire Department was alerted of a residential fire at 1180 E. Warnock Ave. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, it appears that it was accidental. Five individuals were in the home at the time of the incident. According to reports, the home owner called 911 when one of the other residents noticed visible flames.

The homeowner, a male in his late 30s, and a female in her early 20s were transported to the hospital for injuries. The male is in stable condition, and the female remains in serious condition. She suffered severe smoke inhalation and sustained second-degree burns to her face and shoulders. The other three individuals in the home safely got out of the home, without any reported injuries.

The fire quickly spread throughout the nearly 3,000 sq. ft. home and shut down traffic on Highland between 2200 S. and 2500 South for about an hour and a half. Flames were pouring out of the front of the home when firefighters arrived.

 

Incident Information
Cause Under Investigation
Origin Under Investigation
Firefighters Responded

Crews respond to a house fire this morning at around 6:15 a.m.

Number of Alarms  Two-alarm
Response Time  Less than four minutes
Mutual Aid None – all those in the home are staying with friends or relatives.
Injuries Two were transported to the hospital; one suffered smoke inhalation and second-degree burns to her shoulders and face.
Damage  Estimated around $100,000
Dollar Loss Undetermined