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Fire in LDS Conference Center leaves thousands of gallons of water in main auditorium

A small fire in a mechanical room in the LDS Conference Center led to water damage and flooding in the main auditorium Monday night.

At 8:15 p.m., a fire triggered the sprinkler system in the mechanical room, which sits almost directly above the pulpit. Two sprinklers in the room put out the fire before firefighters arrived.

"Along with extinguishing the fire, (the sprinklers) also left a lot of water in the mechanical room area," said Salt Lake fire spokesman Jasen Asay.

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