Tucson Fire responds to two separate house fires

Tucson Fire responds to two separate house fires

CREATED Oct. 10, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Fire crews responded to a cooler fire and an electrical fire within 25 minutes of each other Wednesday.

Capt. Barrett Baker with TFD tells KGUN9 that the first fire happened in the 1700 block of east Virginia, and was called in by a passer by who noticed smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Crews on scene saw that flames were coming from a cooler on the roof, and from inside.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire, and it took 22 firefighters nine minutes to bring the fire under control.

The second fire happened in the 6400 block of east Colgate. A neighbor called 911 after they saw a house on fire on the other side of their alley.

The fire was coming from an electrical panel at the back of the house and flames were burning through the roof.

The homeowner arrived while crews were still on scene, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

It took Tucson Fire 24 firefighters to bring the fire under control in 5 minutes.

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