Apartment fire displaces many families, officials say - Tucson News Now

Apartment fire displaces many families, officials say

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

Several Tucson families were displaced this morning after a fire broke out in an apartment complex near Interstate 10 and Grant.

TFD Ca pt. Barrette Baker said one resident in the 1600 block of W. El Rio Drive woke up to the sound of a fire alarm and went to the apartment office, where a staff member called 911.

Authorities said an electrical malfunction in the kitchen sparked the fire, which was contained within one apartment but TFD units evacuated eight other apartments because electrical components to the building were damaged.

No injuries were reported to residents or firefighters. Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the displaced families.

TFD officials ask the public to check smoke alarm batteries and confirm that all smoke alarms in the home are working.

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