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Family of 6 displaced, 2 treated for smoke inhalation

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A family of six has been displaced by an early morning house fire, according to a Tucson Fire Department release. 

After a busy evening, Tucson Fire crews responded to their fourth fire call in less than 24 hours.  According to the release the family was woken by a fire alarm going off and were able to get out of the house safely.

Crews arrived on scene to heavy smoke and flames coming from the home on the 4900 block of East 23rd Street.  A neighbor called 911 to report the fire, according to the release, after he heard shouting from outside his home. 

It took crews 22 minutes to control the fire, which originated in a bedroom, said the release.  There were no injuries to firefighters, though two people were treated for smoke inhalation, an 8-year-old boy was one of them.  They were transported to a local hospital for further treatment. 

According to Tucson Fire officials the fire started in a back bedroom, the exact cause is still under investigation.  The amount of damage is not known at this time, though the house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage.


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