Fire Displaces Residents at Community Correctional Center

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Twenty-six women residing at the Orange Street Community Correctional Center were relocated Wednesday evening after a fire damaged a section of the center.
 
The fire broke out at approximately 6:30 p.m. in a bedroom at the center. A corrections officer used a handheld extinguisher to put out the fire as staff evacuated residents from the building.  
 
The fire was contained to a single bedroom. The building’s automatic sprinkler system activated and flooded the housing wing.
 
Salt Lake City Fire Department responded. Investigators declared the fire accidental and say it was caused by a charging electronic device.
 
The officer who extinguished the fire was taken to a local hospital to be checked out as a precautionary measure.
 
The residents were allowed to gather a bag of belongings and then were taken to the Atherton Community Treatment Center in West Valley City.
 
It is unknown at this time when the center will reopen.
 
 

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