05-21-12 House Fire News Release
|Salt Lake City Fire Department News Release|
|For Immediate Release|
|Attention||News Desk / Assignment Editors|
|Incident Type||Structure fire||Firefighters Responded||40|
|Date / Time||May 21, 2012 / 6:38 p.m.||Number of Alarms||1|
|Damage||Severe water, fire and smoke damage||Response Time||2 minutes 01 seconds|
|Dollar Loss||Undetermined||Mutual Aid||
|Cause||Under investigation||Injuries/Deaths||1 Firefighter minor injury|
At 6:38 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012, the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 837 E. Sherman Ave.
The firefighters arrived and found flames on both the inside and outside of the house. The firefighters did an initial search through the house and determined that no one was inside the house.
The firefighters fought the fire, which eventually spread to the attic.
Close to 40 firefighters responded to the incident. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for a very minor injury. The firefighter is expected to make a full recovery.
Six people lived inside the home. One is out of the state for the rest of the week and the other five residents are staying with friends or family tonight.
A neighbor from across the street first called 911 to report the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
|For More Information Contact:|
|Jasen Asay, Salt Lake City Fire Department|
SLCFD Public Relations
Office: (801) 799-4125
Cell: (801) 597-4190