Park Ave. reopened after morning house fire - Tucson News Now

Park Ave. reopened after morning house fire

Fire damage to vacant house (Source: Barrett Baker, TFD) Fire damage to vacant house (Source: Barrett Baker, TFD)
TFD crews working vacant house fire (Source: Barrett Baker, TFD) TFD crews working vacant house fire (Source: Barrett Baker, TFD)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A house fire temporarily closes down Park Avenue this morning. 

According to Tucson Fire Department officials calls to the station reported visible flames coming from the building located in the 1700 block of Park Avenue.  Fire crews had the fire under control within seven minutes of receiving the 911 calls. 

TFD officials are saying an external water heater caught fire.  TFD crews are currently investigating the possible cause of the fire.

The home was apparently vacant at the time of the fire, according to TFD officials.  Fire crews are on scene for clean up and safety check. 

No estimates yet on damage to the home.

Stay tuned this morning both on air and online for updates on this situation as they come in.

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