Electrical cord malfunction sparks house fire - Tucson News Now

Electrical cord malfunction sparks house fire

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

A family of three was displaced after a fire engulfed an east side home.

Officials said a woman was home at the time of the fire, and she and three dogs escaped uninjured.

Tucson Fire Department personnel responded to the scene in the 1900 block of S. Placita Andujar, where the entire back of the home was on fire.

A ladder crew shut down the electric and propane to the house, and assisted with cutting holes in the roof to let smoke escape until the fire was completely extinguished.

The woman was medically assessed on scene as a precaution.  She, another adult and their teenage son were displaced from the home, which was considered a total loss. 

A total of eleven units and 31 firefighters responded to the scene. No firefighters reported injuries.

The estimated damages were not determined but crews said a malfunction involving an electrical cord sparked the fire.

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