One person displaced by house fire
Rikki Mitchell, Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A homeowner has been displaced after his home and back patio went up in flames on Monday evening.
Capt. Barrett Baker tells KGUN9 they recieved multiple 911 calls about flames showing from a home in the 4900 block of East Copper Street.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the backyard of the home.
The primary search of the home revealed nobody was inside, said Baker.
The American Red Cross was not needed since the displaced resident was going to stay with friends.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the home did sustain heavy damage to the rear porch with some fire spreading into the rear of the home. The damage total to the home is still being determined, said Baker.
Tucson Fire reminds the community that fatal residential building fires occur most frequently in the late evening and early morning hours, generally when people are asleep. Having a working smoke alarm can alert you and provide you the opportunity to get out safely if a fire were to occur while sleeping.