Firefighters knock down fire at vacant building in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Firefighters are still on scene of a commercial fire that started in a vacant building early Friday morning. 

Salt Lake City Fire authorities said the fire started just before 5 a.m. at a building located at 1700 S. 124 W. When crews arrived they could see smoke and flames coming from the front of a boarded up structure.

25 firefighters worked the blaze for about 30 minutes before it was contained. 

There were no injuries. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the damage is estimated around $50,000. 

1700 South was closed both east and westbound for a couple of hours but should be re-opened by 7 a.m. 

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