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Investigators were probing the charred wreckage of four cars and an RV engulfed in flames early Monday morning in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the fire began in a parked car near 1600 S. Major St. (about 50 East) about 3 a.m. It appeared human-caused, but investigators had not determined if it was accidental or intentional.
"The fire originated in a vehicle parked on the street, then spread to the RV that was parked next to it as well as three additional vehicles," Asay said.
An estimate for losses was being assessed.
Four people were displaced two living in the RV and two in a nearby building that lost power due to the fire burning a utility pole. The Utah Red Cross was assisting all four adults with housing and other needs.