Family displaced after Midvale Park fire - Tucson News Now

Family displaced after Midvale Park fire

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

The Tucson Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to a house fire in the 1600 block of West Houchin Way, according to Capt. Chris Jurvig.

The first call to 911 was the resident of the home who had been alerted by smoke detectors. Initial fire crews arrived three minutes after dispatch and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage.

Fire crews pulled lines into the home to ensure it was evacuated and check for fire extension. Firefighters were able to force the garage door open and attack the fire. The first ladder crew secured utilities while other crews finished extinguishing the fire.

It took 23 firefighters form nine units 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the garage and keep it from spreading throughout the home. Four people including three children will be temporarily displaced. Red Cross assistance was not needed. Investigators are on scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters want to remind people that working smoke alarms save lives. They recommend you check your alarm every month and change the batteries at least once a year. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that are nonfunctional.

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