Several families displaced by fire in apartment complex - Tucson News Now

Several families displaced by fire in apartment complex

Fire damage was limited to one apartment. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Fire damage was limited to one apartment. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several families have been displaced because of a fire in their west-side apartment complex this morning.

The fire occurred at about 9:40 a.m. in the 1600 block of West El Rio Drive, near West Grant and North Silverbell roads.

Fire damage was limited to one apartment, but damage to electrical components in the building has forced the families out until repairs can be made.

The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical malfunction in the kitchen. Damages have yet to be determined.

One person was in the apartment where the fire was and he escaped safely. Additionally, eight other apartments were evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

Red Cross is assisting the displaced families.

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