UPDATE: The man critically injured during a 2-alarm fire at his home in South Salt Lake has died according to South Salt Lake Fire Chief Ron Morris.
The man’s identity has not been released.
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (News4utah) – One man is in critical condition following a 2-alarm house fire in South Salt Lake Sunday night.
According to South Salt Lake Chief Fire Ron Morris when crews arrived at the home located at 2721 S. West Temple, they could see flames coming out front window. They received word there were four individuals that live in the home so firefighters searched the house for possible victims.
One male was located inside the home, he was brought out by firefighters and taken to the hospital in critical condition. They did not locate any other individuals inside the home.
Morris said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived but with multiple crews responding to the two-alarm fire, they were able to knock down the fire in less than ten minutes.
The investigators are currently searching for any accelerant and the initial cause of the fire. There is currently no estimate of damages or if the home is a total loss.
Crews from South Salt, Murray, Salt Lake City and Unified Fire departments all responded.
The Red Cross was called to help with housing for those displaced by the fire.