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Firefighters rushed to the scene of a three-alarm blaze at a women's clothing and accessories store in south-central Salt Lake City Monday morning.
But crews didn't have to go far; a Salt Lake City Fire Department station was right across the street.
Public safety dispatchers said the fire was first reported 6:26 a.m., at 1371 S. Main St., the listed address of Kitoko Boutique. M & B Auto Sales, with dozens of vehicles in its lot, is next door, partially prompting the three-alarm status of the fire.
SLCFD spokesman Jasen Asay said crews had extinguished the flames within 40 minutes of their arrival, limiting the damage to the first and second floors of the boutique.
Asay said the fire started on the business' second floor, in a storage area formerly used as an apartment, which is located above a first-floor bathroom. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
No injuries were reported and the building was unoccupied at the time of the blaze.
Losses were being assessed, but the boutique was heavily damaged.