Homeowner hurt, displaced by fire at home on Tucson's east side - Tucson News Now

Homeowner hurt, displaced by fire at home on Tucson's east side

Source: Tucson Fire Department Source: Tucson Fire Department
(Source: KOLD News 13) (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson woman was displaced from her home on the east side by a fire that began in the carport and spread to the home's attic on Sunday night, June 18.

The 64-year-old homeowner was treated for injuries caused by the fire and released at the scene.

Crews from the Tucson Fire Department were called shortly before 10 p.m. to the home in the 8900 block of East Calle Playa, near East Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco.

According to a TFD news release, the homeowner was able to get one car out of the carport, but another car was destroyed.

The first fire unit on scene found the carport fully involved in the fire. After knocking down the fire in the carport, firefighters entered the home to look for any other occupants and more fire.

Most of the fire damage was limited to the carport, but there was heavy smoke and heat damage to the house. The fire burned a hole in the side of the house, and firefighters sprayed water into the hole to control and extinguish the remaining fire.

Ten fire units and 27 firefighters had the fire under control 23 minutes after arriving at the scene. No firefighters were injured.

The homeowner will receive help from the Red Cross, her family and her neighbor.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire. An estimate of damages has yet to be determined.

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