Two Salt Lake City homes a total loss from a four-alarm fire

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

INCIDENT TYPE: Four-alarm residential fire

LOCATION: 151 S. 900 W. and 141 S. 900 W.

At 2:55 p.m. today (Monday, May 15) the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a four-alarm, fully engaged fire in two homes on 900 West, between 100 South and 300 South.

About 65 firefighters were on scene, working to extinguish the blaze that quickly spread. The two homes, two outdoor shed structures and two cars involved in the fire were completely destroyed. In fact, the east side of both structures collapsed.

No injuries were reported — residents and firefighters were unharmed. One resident was living at 141 S. 900 W., and between six and eight individuals were residing at the 151 S. property, which was being rented out as three separate apartment units on three floors.

The majority of the fire was contained in about two hours and 25 minutes. However, crews and investigators will remain on site — to ensure the fire is completely out and to look into the cause of the fire — until at least Tuesday morning.

CAUSE: Under Investigation

ORIGIN: Under Investigation

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED: 65

NUMBER OF ALARMS: Four

RESPONSE TIME: Five minutes

MUTUAL AID: American Red Cross

INJURIES: None

DAMAGE: Total loss of two homes, two sheds and two cars; another eight cars had heat damage

DOLLAR LOSS: $300,000 property damage; other damage is still be estimated

Photos courtesy of John Strate