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UPDATE: 40 displaced, one injured after Salt Lake City apartment fire

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Dozens evacuated in early morning apartment fire in Salt Lake City. (Photo: KUTV /Tiffany Justice)

UPDATE: (August 8 8:48 a.m.) -- The apartment building is being blocked off while 40 residents are displaced. The fire damages 24 units and 12 units are uninhabitable.

(KUTV) - Dozens of people were evacuated early Wednesday morning as a fire spread quickly through an apartment building in Salt Lake City.

Representatives from the Salt Lake City Fire Department said the blaze was likely human-caused and started at the Seasons at Pebble Creek, 1620 W. Snow Queen Place, around 2 a.m.

The fire started on a top-floor unit and spread quickly to the floors below, fire officials said. Two people were inside the apartment where the fire ignited and were able to get out safely, but one woman was forced to jump from the third floor to get out, according to Salt Lake City Fire. The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries, but her exact condition was unknown Wednesday morning.

Dozens of other residents in nearby apartments were evacuated as firefighters battled the flames. The fire is now out and its cause is still under investigation.



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