SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City fire crews responded to a five-alarm fire at the Incline Terrace apartments near 1000 East and 425 South after it was reported just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Fire captain Anthony Burton said as soon as the first engines left their posts to intervene they could see flames and smoke from a distance and called for reinforcements. Upon arrival, he said firefighters encountered several people in the six-story building trying to evacuate windows and balconies.
With a fire of this magnitude, Burton said crews would be at the site for some time. âWe have several agencies here, a five-alarm structure fire is helping each other,â Burton said.
âUnfortunately, we have a fire to put out, we have water damage and we have an investigation to do, which means it will take some time for these people to be displaced for a while before they can come back to recover. their business and try to reoccupy yourself.
“The most important thing is that no one is left behind, and they are humans in beds, which is why we are here.”
The good news, Burton said, is that everyone has been found and no residents or firefighters have been injured.
The fire department is asking people to avoid the area between 900 and 1300 east on 400 and 500 south as they continue to work throughout the morning.