Fire destroys units in midtown apartment complex, four people displaced
Four people lost their home late Friday night after a fire started in a midtown apartment complex.
CREATED May. 11, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Four people lost their home late Friday night after a fire started in a midtown apartment complex.
Tucson firefighters responded to the 3700 block of north Fairview Avenue just after 11:00 p.m. Friday after a fire started in the upstairs unit of a two-story apartment, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.
Baker tells KGUN9 that several people called 9-1-1 to report that smoke and flames were coming from an apartment window.
Once on scene, firefighters learned that the resident and her cay made it out of the unit unharmed. Firefighters then pulled a hose line upstairs and began extinguishing the flames, which were mostly coming from the bedroom, according to Baker.
Other crews worked to evacuate the surrounding units to ensure everyone's safety.
The fire caused significant damage to the upstairs unit, rendering it uninhabitable. The downstairs unit was also deemed unsafe due to water damage, Baker said.
Altogether, four people are without a home as a result of the fire, according to Baker.
Detectives are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
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