Woman, pets displaced by morning house fire - Tucson News Now

Woman, pets displaced by morning house fire

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Damage caused by house fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Damage caused by house fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
Smoke damage to front door. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Smoke damage to front door. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
Smoke coming from the front of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Smoke coming from the front of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
Firefighter and Mongo the cat (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Firefighter and Mongo the cat (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman and her pets were forced from their home after a fire broke out in a back bedroom.

Tucson Fire Department crews responded to a house fire in the 7200 block of E. Freestone Drive.  Crews on scene reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the front door and the owner trying to reenter the home to get her pets, a dog and a cat. She was prevented from entering by the firefighters, according to a TFD release. 

Firefighters did enter the home and found flames coming from a back bedroom, holes were cut to vent the fire and increase visibility inside.

According to TFD the fire was put out within 16 minutes of crews arriving.  Both the dog and the cat were found alive and returned to the owner. No injuries were reported said a TFD release.  

In an attempt to minimize smoke damage inside the home crews set up fans to blow the residual smoke out of the home. Red Cross is working with the resident on what needs she has.

There is no estimate on damage.  Officials determined it was caused by an unattended cigarette that sparks a fire in the woman's bedroom.

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