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Crews respond to fire at Rincon Market

Crews respond to fire at Rincon Market

CREATED Jul 2, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 2, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at Rincon Market in midtown Tuesday.

Capt. Barrett Baker with TFD tells KGUN9 that the fire broke out shortly after Noon in the 2500 block of East 6th Street.

An employee of the market called 911 reporting smoke in the building. Crews arrived and found smoke coming from the back of the building.

The entire strip of businesses had to be evacuated while firefighters were on scene.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but the size of the building and heat outside made things more difficult.

The cause was determined as an electrical malfunction in the attic space.

Twenty units and 48 firefighters responded to the scene.

There were no injuries but because of the extreme heat outside, every firefighter had to have their vital signs taken, and cool off during firefighting operations.

Rincon Market will be closed for an undetermined amount of time while electrical problems are addressed and the damage from the fire is cleaned up.

Surrounding businesses received very little damage and will open again shortly.