Firefighters take on Salt Lake apartment blaze

Firefighters extinguished an apartment fire in Salt Lake. Photo courtesy Jacquelyn Tacotaco
Firefighters extinguished an apartment fire in Salt Lake. Photo courtesy Jacquelyn Tacotaco

Firefighters were alerted to a structure fire in Salt Lake shortly before midnight Saturday.

Heavy smoke was reported coming out of a unit on the third floor of a seven-story residential building at 909 Ala Lilikoi St.

The third floor was evacuated as firefighters forcibly entered the apartment where the resident manager reportedly lives. The firefighters found a dog locked in a cage that was alive and well.

The fire was fully extinguished by 12:17 a.m. Sunday. One person was treated by Emergency Medical Services, with no word if transport to a medical center was needed.

No cause has been found for the blaze. Damages are estimated at $60,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the unit’s contents.

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