Early-morning carport fire displaces family of nine - Tucson News Now

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Early-morning carport fire displaces family of nine

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

A family of nine has been displaced after a carport fire damaged their home in the 800 block of West Calle Ventura. 

The Tucson Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke and an orange glow, according to a news release. 

One of those 911 calls was made by a Tucson Police Department officer who was patrolling the area. 

A woman who lived in the home told fire crews that something woke up her up in the middle of the night.

She then saw smoke and the orange glow of the fire in the carport area. She was able to wake up the rest of the family, and everyone got out safely. 

Tucson fire crews got to the scene around 3:39 a.m. and put out the fire. 

They were able to contain the fire damage to the exterior of the home, and used large fans to clear the smoke from the house. 

In a secondary search, firefighters found a frightened dog in the back of the home, and were able to reunite him with the family. 

Though the fire damage was on the exterior of the home, the fire melted the breaker panel. 

Because the electrical service was so damaged, the family has been displaced. 

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