FD: Weed torch starts garage fire - Tucson News Now

FD: Weed torch starts garage fire

Source: Northwest Fire Source: Northwest Fire
Source: Northwest Fire Source: Northwest Fire
Source: Northwest Fire Source: Northwest Fire
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A fire that started in a garage on the northwest side caused $45,000 in damage.

Northwest Fire received a call to the home around 3:25 p.m. Thursday.  Firefighters say some people were battling the flames with a hose when they arrived.

Firefighters say the neighbor was helping a woman with weed control this morning with a torch-like device burning the weeds.  They believe flames from this device got into the garage side paneling and started the fire.  We're told she left the home around 9 or 10am, so she was not home when the fire broke out.

The woman will be staying with family for now, due to electrical damage at the home.

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