SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The city’s division of housing and neighborhood development announced that the fire marshal granted an extension for families forced to move due to unsafe conditions.
On Monday the tenants of the Georgia Apartments at 203 East, 2100 South were given 72 hours to vacate the premises.
Many of those residents have secured other housing arrangements or are in the process of doing so. Now those residents have until Saturday at 12 p.m. to leave the apartments.
After the evacuation passes, the city will require an escort to enter the premises which they will only be allowed if personal items were left behind.
The fire marshal also created a cease and desist for the owner of the complex, prohibiting the owner from interfering in the evacuation process.
The Georgia Apartments received a “red tag” order on Monday after the city fire marshal determined the property was not up to safety code.
According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, they received 647 calls for service during 2018 to the apartments.