Snakes saved, no one hurt in Phoenix house fire - Tucson News Now

UPDATE

Snakes saved, no one hurt in Phoenix house fire

Fire devours a Phoenix home near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills. (Source: KPHO-TV) Fire devours a Phoenix home near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills. (Source: KPHO-TV)
Firefighters said everyone inside the home got out safely. (Source: KPHO-TV) Firefighters said everyone inside the home got out safely. (Source: KPHO-TV)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Several snakes were saved when a Phoenix home went up in flames Tuesday afternoon, firefighters said.

Thick smoke was billowing in the air as fire units arrived at the home in the 4700 block of West Kimberly Way at 2:30 p.m.

Fire authorities said everyone got out of the burning home safely.

Fire crews were also able to retrieve many personal belongings and save the lower floors from destruction.

Firefighters said they found a fire outside the home and it quickly spread to the second floor and attic space of the structure.

Investigators pinned the fire on the homeowner, who they said had been using a grinder tool to cut car parts. A large vine on the side of the home caught fire and the blaze expanded from there.  

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • breaking

    UPDATE: 2-alarm fire forces evacuations near University of Arizona

    UPDATE: 2-alarm fire forces evacuations near University of Arizona

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:30:17 GMT
    (Source: Chris Rasmussen)(Source: Chris Rasmussen)

    According to police, East Broadway Boulevard was closed between Euclid and Fremont avenues and North Euclid is closed between Broadway and East 10th Street. Police have reopened both.

    According to police, East Broadway Boulevard was closed between Euclid and Fremont avenues and North Euclid is closed between Broadway and East 10th Street. Police have reopened both.

  • UA product Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    UA product Deandre Ayton signs endorsement deal with PUMA

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:18:04 GMT
    Prospective NBA #1 pick Deandre Ayton and hall of famer Clyde Frazier are now teammates with Puma Basketball (Photo courtesy: Puma Basketball).Prospective NBA #1 pick Deandre Ayton and hall of famer Clyde Frazier are now teammates with Puma Basketball (Photo courtesy: Puma Basketball).

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

    Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, former Arizona Basketball star Deandre Ayton has signed his first endorsement deal.

  • Tucson migrant youth shelter scrutinized under 'zero tolerance' policy

    Tucson migrant youth shelter scrutinized under 'zero tolerance' policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:16:11 GMT
    Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)
    Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)Estrella del Norte (Source: Southwest Key Programs)

    A shelter in the shadows of downtown Tucson has come under scrutiny as it attempts to adapt to the Trump Administrations 'zero tolerance' policy. 

    A shelter in the shadows of downtown Tucson has come under scrutiny as it attempts to adapt to the Trump Administrations 'zero tolerance' policy. 

Powered by Frankly