Flames erupt on midtown mobile home
CREATED Sep. 9, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Firefighters responded to an early morning fire in midtown.
Tucson firefighters responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls about a fire in the 5300 block of south Park Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.
Baker tells KGUN9 that once on scene firefighters discovered a mobile home that was heavily involved in an active fire.
Crews on scene made the decision to perform defensive operations to protect a nearby mobile home to the east of the burning unit.
Firefighters surrounding the burning mobile home and extinguished the fire within ten minutes, according to Baker.
Upon further investigation, crews learned that the mobile home was unoccupied and had no gas or power. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
More than 20 firefighters responded to the scene to douse flames coming from the mobile home fire, but no firefighters were injured during the operation.
Baker reminds mobile home owners that prefabricated and mobile homes are fast, intense burners that provide ample high surface area to mass ratio fuel for rapid fire speed. He says it is essential to have working smoke alarms in every mobile home.