Abandoned Salt Lake City structure erupts in flames early Monday

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UPDATE: MONDAY 11/30/2020 6:00 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It was a close call for a Chevron gas station as an abandoned commercial building became engulfed in flames at 4 a.m. Monday.

According to firefighters, the blaze occurred at 300 West 600 North in Salt Lake City. Extra precautions are being taken because of the close proximity to the nearby gas station.

It is unknown at this time if there was anything inside of the structure, officials say.

“We had two unauthorized individuals that were in the structure. They reported to our fire crews there is nobody else inside,” Salt Lake Fire Official Anthony Burton tells ABC4.

Investigators are currently speaking with the individuals to better understand the situation.

“It’s a tough time of year, people are seeking shelter especially in some of these abandoned structures,” Burton adds.

Burton shares that despite the icy conditions slowing down the fire fighting, they have been working methodically and are getting “more of a handle” on the situation.

As officials continue to tackle the fire, northbound lanes within the area will be closed.

  • NB 300 W at 600 N, Salt Lake City Salt Lake Co
  • NB Lanes Closed, Use An Alt Route

ABC4 will continue to provide updates to the story as it develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters battle structure fire dangerously close to gas station

MONDAY 11/30/2020 4:44 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Firefighters are battling a fire at a building near 300 West 600 North in Salt Lake City.

The fire started just before 4 o’clock Monday morning. According to firefighters, the fire is at an abandoned commercial building. Extra precaution is being taken because of the close proximity to a Chevron gas station.

Northbound lanes are closed in the area.

This is a developing story. ABC4 will continue to provide updates when information becomes available.

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