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Salt Lake City fire investigators Thursday were searching for people responsible for launching flaming debris at a gay nightclub.
Fire spokesman Jasen Asay said about 12:35 a.m., three or four people in their late teens or early 20s launched multiple flaming projectiles at Club JAM, 751 N. 300 West. The projectiles started the fence on fire, but club patrons acted quickly and dumped pitchers of water on the flames, Asay said.
Others chased the culprits, who fled to a red or maroon Pontiac Grand Am sedan and drove off.
No one was injured.
Asay said firefighters weren't sure what was shot or thrown at the club because all the items had completely burned. Investigators aren't sure if the culprits were patrons at the club or launched the items from the street.
Investigators have not yet identified a motive.
Anyone with information is asked to call the fire department at 801-799-4150.