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Duplex fire displaces 2 young families

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A duplex fire near 1000 East and 2700 South displaced two young families Friday night.

None of the nine inhabitants was hurt in the blaze, but the fire caused serious damage to both units, said Scott Freitag, public information officer for the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

The residents of the apartment where the fire started were not home at the time, and fire investigators were still, as of Friday night, trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Meanwhile, the two families were assisted by the Red Cross, Freitag said. The fire didn't destroy their homes, but neither family will be able to move back in soon.

— Rebecca Palmer