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News Release —  17 April 2012

Conference Center Fire: Church Statement

Salt Lake City — 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today regarding a fire Monday evening in the Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City:

The fire at the Church Conference Center was limited to a backup power supply cabinet in an electrical control room above the main auditorium. Two sprinkler heads functioned as designed and extinguished the fire. Water overflow to the auditorium floor below was limited to a 50-foot area in front of the podium but did not cause significant damage. Water in the affected area has been extracted, and fans are being used to dry the carpet and chairs. The actual cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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