A duplex fire in Wendover Sunday morning left two families displaced from their homes for Christmas.
The fire started a little after 7:30 a.m. and fully engulfed one of the apartments of the building, severely damaging the other, according to Chief Deputy Duke North of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office. Both families were able to get out of the duplex safely, he said.
The Red Cross and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were both contacted about the incident, and both assisted the displaced families in being housed in a local hotel and getting basic supplies, North said.
Sheriff’s Office personnel also helped organize a drive for some presents for the children of the families to open on Christmas, he said.
One of the apartments was completely destroyed and the other was about 80 percent destroyed and had fire and water damage. North said he did not know what caused the fire.