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Brush fire becomes structure fire near Tucson's westside

Firefighters responded to a garage filled with smoke and flames in the 3,300 block of east Linden Street around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire Department.

Brush fire becomes structure fire near Tucson's westside

CREATED Mar 16, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins 
 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Firefighters battled a garage fire that started in a pile of lumber outside of the structure. 
 
Firefighters responded to a garage filled with smoke and flames in the 3,300 block of east Linden Street around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire Department.
 
Baker says crews on scene noticed the garage was not attached to any living structure on the property. 
 
Firefighters pulled hose lines to the garage from the alley behind the property to begin extinguishing the fire while having to be very aware of power lines above them, according to Baker.
 
Crews extinguished the fire before the flames could interfere with power lines, but the vehicle inside the garage, an Audi with an unknown year or model, was severely damaged, Baker said. 
 
Baker tells KGUN9 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire investigators determined that the fire started in a lumber pile and worked its way into the eaves and attic space of the garage, before it traveled down into the rest of the garage.
 
No firefighters were injured while extinguishing the fire and assistance from Red Cross is not necessary, according to Baker. 
 
The owner of the vehicle has been notified.