Family safe after mobile home catches fire - Tucson News Now

Family safe after mobile home catches fire

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

A family of three and its dog are safe after their mobile home caught fire Friday.

The Tucson Fire Department received multiple calls and crews responded to extinguish the fire and search the home in the 5300 block of S. Park Ave. just before 4 p.m.

The homeowner and two kids already left the burning mobile home but told firefighters the family dog was still inside. Crews found the dog hiding under a couch and got him to safety.

A total of seven units and 24 firefighters brought the fire under control in about five minutes.

No one was injured and the family will stay with relatives, officials said.

Crews estimated the cost of damages to be around $5,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation but crews said it started in the kitchen.

Fire crews warn the public that mobile home fires spread quickly and can easily reach homes spaced close together. They said all homeowners should practice an escape plan and make sure smoke alarms are working.

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