Some Sugar House residents unable to move back in as fire continues to smolder
SALT LAKE CITY – It has been three days since a fire engulfed a construction site in Sugar House, displacing residents in nearby apartments. Fire crews are still on the scene because the fire continues to burn in the rubble.
Officials are working to let some residents back in to get medications and other necessities, but residents still can’t come back to live due to the current threat of a collapse.
“Right now we are looking 60-75 feet or so right in there,” said Salt Lake City Fire Captain Shaun Mumedy. “So if we take that collapse zone out that’s going to kind of cover this whole area, and that’s why we’re keeping everything closed down.”
Mumedy said in the best-case scenario, residents and businesses could come back as soon as tomorrow morning. On the flip side, he said it could last through the weekend. It all depends on how quickly they can knock the building down and finish off what’s left of this fire.
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