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Top units of Kearns apartment complex destroyed by fire, others have water damage

Mar 25, 2024, 1:35 PM | Updated: Mar 26, 2024, 11:58 am

Crews in Kearns battle an apartment fire....

(Eric Cabrera, KSL NewsRadio)

(Eric Cabrera, KSL NewsRadio)

KEARNS, Utah — Fire destroyed the top four units of the Carrington Square Apartments in Kearns on Monday afternoon. The American Red Cross also reported the Kearns apartment fire also created water damage from the firefighting efforts, impacting all 12 units in the building.

The Taylorsville Unified Fire Authority said the fire started on the top floor. 

 

It took them about one-half hour to douse the flames.

The entire building is undergoing exterior renovation, leading fire officials to believe the cause is construction-related.

Irene Frissley was working from home, in the building, when the fire started.

“I looked outside and saw a firetruck show up, and thought ‘maybe I should put on some pants,'” she told KSL NewsRadio. “So I put on some pants. Right when I was putting on my sweatshirt the police opened the door and said ‘get out, get out, get out.'”

 

By late Monday afternoon, the American Red Cross said that 34 residents had been displaced by the fire.

Representatives of the agency said it will not open a shelter in response to this fire, citing nearby housing options and options provided by the property manager. 

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Top units of Kearns apartment complex destroyed by fire, others have water damage