Fire/Water Damage Salt Lake City LDS Conference Center
(AP) Parts of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City have been damaged after a small fire triggered a deluge from a sprinkler system. Salt Lake City Fire Department officials say the sprinklers had already doused the flames when crews responded about 8:15 p.m. Monday. But the system had dumped thousands of gallons of water in the first few rows of the 21,000-seat auditorium. No injuries were reported. Officials haven’t yet released a damage estimate. Fire spokesman Jasen Asay tells The Salt Lake Tribune the fire started in a mechanical room near batteries that back up the center’s electrical system. The auditorium houses the twice-yearly conferences of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as other events throughout the year.