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Arson investigators looking into cause of mobile home fire

(Source: Northwest Fire District) (Source: Northwest Fire District)
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Arson investigators are now looking into how a fire started at a mobile home on the northwest side.

The flames spread very fast, and the thick column of smoke could be seen for miles.  Adam Goldberg, a public information officer with Northwest Fire said they got several 911 calls from residents in the area.

Crews responded to the 2700 block of W. Carnauba to find the mobile engulfed in flames.  Goldberg said they had a very active fire with heavy flames to deal with.

Neighbors said flames were shooting up into the air.  One neighbor described hearing what sounded like an explosion.

The flames spread to an adjacent mobile home, but firefighters were able to save that home from becoming engulfed.

Goldberg said firefighters worked in dangerous conditions to fight the flames.  It was dark, there were many trip hazards, and at least two firefighters felt a strong jolt of electricity when they leaned up against a fence surrounding the burning home.

Goldberg said if that fence had been fully charged the firefighters could have been shocked and suffered serious injuries.

Neighbors said the man who lived in that home was not there.  Authorities were attempting to contact him.

One neighbor told Tucson News now she saw a man running from the direction of the house and jumping fences moments before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters said an arson unit from the Pima County Sheriffs office was looking into the cause of the fire.

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