Trailer fire kills two dogs, destroys family home
CREATED Jun. 30, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An early morning mobile home fire claims the lives of two dogs and destroys a home on Tucson's northwest side.
Firefighters responded to the 16,000 block of West Orange Grove Road just after 5:00 a.m. Sunday after someone called 9-1-1 to report a trailer on fire, according to Patrick Calhoun with the Avra Valley Fire Department.
Calhoun tells KGUN9 that neighbors first noticed the flames and smoke coming from the trailer. They helped make sure everyone got out of the home safely.
Once on the scene, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and flames, according to Calhoun.
The trailer was a total loss, but no one was injured in the fire, Calhoun said. However, he said the residents lost two of their dogs.
Disaster responders with the Red Cross are assisting the family following the fire. They are providing clothing and emergency housing, according to David Levario with the Red Cross.