Duplex destroyed in fire on Skysail Avenue, arson suspected
GARDERE - Investigators suspect arson is the cause of a fire that destroyed a duplex apartment building in the Gardere area Tuesday.
According to the St. George Fire Department, the fire was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Skysail Avenue. The fire was brought under control around 1:30 p.m.
Crews say there were no injuries, but the building appears to be a total loss. The fire department says arson is the suspected cause of the fire.
The sheriff's office says there isno connection between the fire and a shooting that occurred in the same area around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
This is a developing story. We will update it with more information as it becomes available.