- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LINDON, Utah (AP) - Hundreds of employees have been evacuated and a firefighter is injured after an office building in Lindon caught fire.

Authorities say the fire started a little after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Vivint building. The company produces automated systems to control security, lighting and other household appliances.

Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore tells the Daily Herald it appears the fire began with heat tape in the roof that’s meant to keep the gutter system from freezing.

Authorities say one firefighter suffered injuries to his hip and shoulder when a piece of the roof fell on him.

Vivint spokeswoman Jenna Cason says about 300 employees were in the building at the time. Cullimore says a total of about 500 people were evacuated, including people in adjoining buildings.

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