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A fire damaged a halfway house Wednesday in Salt Lake City, forcing 26 women to relocate.
The fire began about 6:30 p.m. in a bedroom, according to a statement from the Utah Department of Corrections. An officer used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire at the correctional facility, 80 Orange St.
Although the fire did not spread beyond the bedroom, it activated the building's sprinklers, which flooded the housing wing, wrote department spokeswoman Brooke Adams.
The 26 residents each were allowed to gather a bag of belongings before they moved to a treatment center in West Valley City.
The officer who put out the fire was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Adams wrote.