Fire erupts in the night at an abandoned structure, formerly a night club

Attention News Desk / Assignment Editors
Incident Type  Commercial Fire at a vacant building, formerly housing the business
Date / Time  about 1 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location  2100 S. 300 West
At around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2100 S. and 300 West. The building previously hosted a dance club, but it has been unoccupied for several years.

According to Salt Lake City Fire Department investigators, the fire appears to have been caused by one or more individuals. However, it’s unclear as to whether or not the fire was started intentionally. Investigators have been unable to locate those who may have been onsite at the time the flame started.

This is the second, two-alarm fire that has erupted at this location within the past five years. No one was hurt in either blaze.

Questions can be directed to the Salt Lake City Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Audra Sorensen by calling the department media hotline at (801) 550-0121.

Incident Information
Cause Under Investigation, caused by an individual or individuals. It is unknown as to whether it was unintentional or intentional.
Origin Under Investigation
Firefighters Responded
Number of Alarms  Two
Response Time Crews arrived in less than five minutes.
Mutual Aid None
Injuries None
Damage  Estimated to be about $50,000