Tucson Fire investigating cause of west-side 2-alarm fire - Tucson News Now

Tucson Fire investigating cause of west-side 2-alarm fire

(Source: Tucson Fire Department) (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
(Source: Tucson Fire Department) (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
(Source: Tucson Fire Department) (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Fire responded late last night to a two-alarm fire on the west side.

The fire happened at Precision Engineering at 815 West Grant Road. The first crews on scene were there within three minutes of the call. They reported thick, black smoke coming from the building.

Crews originally battled the fire from the interior of the building, but changed tactics after the commanding officer on scene changed the call to fight the fire from the exterior after the fire breached the roof above the firefighters placing them in a potentially dangerous situation. 

A second crew arrived, according to TFD, with a second ladder truck and began pouring over 1,500 gallons of water per minute on the fire.  There were 15 units and over 40 firefighters at the scene fighting this fire. 

According to TFD, no firefighters were injured while battling the fire. 

The origin and cause of the fire are not known at this time, nor has there been an estimate on cost of damages, TFD officials are saying. 

TFD was waiting for the City of Tucson Building Safety to check the structure and see when it was safe to re-enter the building, to send in their investigators.

Watch KOLD News 13 at Noon for the latest updates.

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