Source of overnight library fire still unknown - Tucson News Now

Source of overnight library fire still unknown

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The investigation continues this morning into a fire at the Flowing Wells Library last night.  Firefighters battled that fire for nearly half an hour, saving the books inside.

A passerby in the area saw the smoke last night and made the call.  Northwest Fire Crews arrived on scene around 9:30 p.m. last night, they found no one inside but saw smoke coming through the roof. 

Crews even found a hidden fire in the wall space at the front of the building.  Firefighters brought out major equipment, power saws, axes and sledge hammers were used to access and extinguish the hidden fire. 

The inside of the library suffered smoke damage but the books actually stayed safe. 

"Thankfully all the books and periodicals were freed from any fire or water damage," said Northwest Fire Captain Adam Goldberg.  "The fire was contained to office utility areas only."

Damages are estimated to be between four to six thousand dollars. 

According to Northwest Fire officials, the investigation has been turned over to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, and no known cause of the fire has been discovered yet.

The library will be closed till further notice. To check for other libraries in the area click here.

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