Midtown fire displaces 2 residents - Tucson News Now

Midtown fire displaces 2 residents

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Saturday morning fire displaced two and killed a dog in midtown, Tucson Fire told Tucson News Now.

A resident escaped a home in the 100 Block of North El Camino del Norte after discovering a kitchen fire, Capt. Barrett Baker said. The other resident was not home.

Firefighters arrived four minutes after the resident's 9-1-1 call, cutting a hole in the roof with a chainsaw to allow smoke to escape. They also shut down gas and electricity, Baker said.

A second crew searched the home and rescued another dog.

Ten units and 23 responded and controlled the fire within 10 minutes.

No firefighters were injured.

The Red Cross was not needed, Baker said, because displaced residents decided to stay with family. 

Cause of the fire is under investigation, Baker said.

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