Smoke from a midtown home sent three people to the hospital and required numerous pets to be evacuated from their homes Tuesday.
Just after 5 p.m. this afternoon, Tucson Fire Department responded to smoke coming from a home on N. Isabel Boulevard, near Grant and Columbus.
A neighbor who called 911 said her daughter knocked on the front door but no one answered.
A woman in her late 50s and two young children, a 1-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy who were in the home were taken to a hospital to be examined for smoke inhalation. As many as 13 puppies were removed from the house along with numerous kittens and smaller pets.
The source and cause of the fire are under investigation. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof as part of their battle with the blaze.
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7831 N. Business Park Drive