Fire at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square

Likely cause and damage identified at Joseph Smith Memorial Building

No injuries or major damage were reported after a fire was extinguished at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.

The fire started on the second-floor roof around 7 p.m., according to Church spokesman Eric Hawkins. “The most likely cause of the fire is from combustible construction materials that ignited on their own,” he said in a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Hawkins expressed gratitude for the quick response of emergency personnel, who were able to extinguish the fire and were on-site conducting their investigation. “We are also grateful that no one was injured in this incident and that property damage is minimal and the building will be operational tomorrow.”

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