TFD responds to late night house fire in midtown

Damage to house in midtown (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
Damage to house in midtown (Source: Tucson Fire Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Officials are saying a single prompt 911 call they received last night, from residents in a home near Broadway Blvd. and Swan Rd., helped prevent the fire from spreading.

The 911 call was put in by residents after they smelled smoke in their home and went outside to find the roof on fire.  According to TFD their first crews arrived within four minutes of the call.

TFD crews arrived to find the house full of smoke, firefighters pulled their hoses to the rear of the property where the flames were spotted, and climbed to the roof to put out the flames.

According to TFD it took 23 firefighters, from nine units, only 12 minutes to put out the flames.

Damage estimates were valued at $5,000, according to TFD, the cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.

The family was allowed back into the home, two hours after evacuating, according to Building Safety officials.

Tucson Fire would like to remind the public that as soon as they see smoke or flames to call 911 immediately, as it allows firefighting crews to get to the scene as quick as possible.  Fires can spread quickly and a prompt call can get firefighters there faster, minimizing damage and the potential for rescuing residents.