2 Alarm Commercial Fire

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

MEDIA HOTLINE: 801-550-0121

INCIDENT TYPE: Commercial Fire

LOCATION: 120 S West Temple

At 0430 on July 8, 2018, the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a fire at 120 S. West Temple. Crews were dispatched to a report of an explosion and heavy smoke at an electrical substation owned by Rocky Mountain Power. They arrived within 4 minutes to find fire inside the structure and venting through the roof. The assignment was upgraded to a 2nd alarm. The difficulty was compounded by the high power lines and equipment at the facility but the fire was extinguished within 4 minutes. The cause is still under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

CAUSE: Under Investigation

ORIGIN: Under Investigation

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED: 35

NUMBER OF ALARMS:2

RESPONSE TIME:4 min

MUTUAL AID: None

INJURIES: None

DAMAGE: minimal structural damage but some significant damage to equipment

DOLLAR LOSS: Estimated at $50,000