Woman dead, 2 jumpers injured in Murray apartment blaze

Blaze in Murray forces evacuations, no injuries reported (Photo: Mike Sadowski / KUTV)

(KUTV) An apartment fire in Murray, Utah, killed a woman in her mid 60s and two others were injured jumping to escape the blaze Sunday, according to fire officials.

The woman killed had not been identified, but West Jordan fire chief Bryan Crump said she was killed inside one of the structures in the multi-unit complex and that it is believed that she lived alone.

Those injured by jumping to escape the flames were said to be in stable condition but were transported to a hospital. They jumped from a second floor apartment, presumably to escape the blaze.

The blaze was initially reported as a two-alarm fire, that forced evacuations but with no injuries but that information was changed as firefighters extinguished heavy flames. The dwellings are along Winchester Street, in Murray, near 1300 West.

"We were able to get the fire knocked down fairly quickly," Crump said. "But not before we discovered there was one fatality in this fire."

The cause of the fire is not yet known, Crump said, and it may be days or weeks until investigators figure out the exact cause of the fire.

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