Man found dead in Salt Lake house fire


One person is dead following a fire at this structure at 1330 S. 1100 East in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

One person is dead following a fire at this structure at 1330 S. 1100 East in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — One man was found dead following a fire in a house near 1300 South and 1100 East Saturday morning.

Salt Lake fire officials reported that the blaze was extinguished and was mostly contained to a basement apartment in a house that also has an accounting office on the first floor.

The owner of the building said the deceased, who has not been identified, was a longtime tenant and a veteran.

First responders have also reported a grenade was found nearby the body of the deceased and both the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been called as well as a bomb squad. Whether or not the device is live, or a replicas, is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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