All that remains of Irving Junior High School is burned rubble.
The school that was home away from home to several generations of students in Salt Lake City was intentionally set afire1around 4 a.m. on Nov. 14. The blaze burned the school to the ground. Firefighters from Salt Lake City had to call out for additional help from firefighters in Salt Lake County, South Salt Lake and West Valley City.
The site - listed on the city, state and national historic registers - has long been cherished in the community. The structural damage amounts to approximately $1 million. Because of the nature of the fire, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firarms has been called in and is asking the community for help in solving this case.
If you have any information about this fire, call Utah Crime Solvers.
Editor's Note: The Deseret News, in cooperation with the Utah Council for Crime Prevention, publishes weekly accounts of unsolved crimes as part of a statewide program called Crime Solvers. Readers with information about the "Crime of the Week," or any other unsolved crime, are invited to call Crime Solvers at 964-CALL or 1-800-972-CALL. Information is then passed on to local police. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the council for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the criminals involved. It is not necessary to give your name when providing information.