Southside house fire displaces family of six

Taylor Higgins

A large family lost their home after a fire tore through their southside residence, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.

Southside house fire displaces family of six

CREATED Jun. 1, 2013

A large family lost their home after a fire tore through their southside residence early Saturday morning.

A resident of the home was woken up by a car horn coming from a pickup truck at around 3:30 a.m., according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.

The resident looked outside and noticed that the pickup truck was on fire, Baker said.   

The pickup truck was parked in the driveway of a home in the 3700 block of east Dover Stravenue.

Before firefighters arrived on scene, the fire spread to the home, according to Baker. Fortunately, everyone inside the home got out safely. 

Baker tells KGUN9 that six people were living at the house, but only three were home at the time the fire started.

The Red Cross is now assisting the family, which consists of five adults and one child, with food, water, clothing and lodging. Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

KGUN 9 On Your Side will have more on this story as new details become available. Stay with us.

 

 

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