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Lightning causes house fire on north east side

Lightning causes house fire on north east side

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jul 26, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Crews responded to a home near Catalina Highway and Snyder Friday after lightning caught a house on fire.

Capt. Grant Cesarek with Rural/Metro Fire Department tells KGUN9 that the fire was in the 4700 block of north Via Molina.

Crews got to the home quickly after already being in the area on another call.

Crews found fire in the garage and kitchen area and it was spreading to the attic space.

Firefighters ventilated the structure by cutting a hole in the roof, while also take a hose line inside the house.

The resident will be displaced as a result of the damage. There is no word yet on how much damage was caused.


Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.