- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Federal officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say they’ll help investigate a major blaze at a vacant downtown Salt Lake City apartment complex.

The ATF issued a statement Tuesday saying they’ll work alongside local authorities to determine what caused the four-alarm, Sunday night fire at an unfinished, 40-foot-tall building. Officials say damages have mounted to $2.5 million.

The federal team was expected to arrive Tuesday.

Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says the ATF is involved because of the size of the blaze, and adds that it hasn’t been determined whether arson was a factor.

No one was inside the building, and no one was hurt. The apartment complex was planned to have 61 units and cover 64,000 square feet.

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