1 dead in Salt Lake City house fire

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One person was found deceased after a structure fire Saturday morning.

Police were called to help with traffic control at the home located at 1330 South 1100 East just before 8 a.m.

When they arrived firefighters had found a body in the house with what police now believe was a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Throught the course of the investigation, police said it appears the fire was intentionally set.

Arson investigators found a device that appeared to be a hand grenade.

*ABC4 does not typically report on suicides however due to the nature of the fire, we have updated the original story to reflect facts surrounding the incident*

The victim’s identity will not be released.

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