Fire breaks out inside Orem Utah Temple overnight

Overnight fire at the Orem Utah Temple extinguished, under investigation. The temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints catches fire overnight.

The temple is under construction when residents noticed noticeable flames inside the floors of the sacred temple, said church spokesman Doug Anderson.

The source of the fire is not yet known, but it is believed that the fire started on the third floor of the temple. The foam was used to extinguish the fire as much as possible, which limited water damage to the construction site. Damage is still being evaluated this morning. The church is grateful to the Orem Fire Department for their quick response,” Andersen said.

Orem Utah Temple

The cause of the fire remained unknown and is currently under investigation.

Damage is still being evaluated this morning. The Church is grateful to the Orem Fire Department for their quick response.”

Fire officials said first reports came from residents of neighboring apartments and motorists diving by — reports logged about 11:10 p.m. of smoke coming out from the temple’s upper floors. Arriving firefighters found only light smoke and minimal fire activity in a third-floor utility room.

The cause remains under investigation, which is involving Orem’s fire and police departments as well as county and state fire officials. The Church has also requested the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as part of the investigation.

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