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Tucson Fire crews extinguish east-side building fire

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

Tucson Fire Department crews responded to several 911 calls about smoke coming from a building in the 1000 block of North Huntington Park, near Speedway and Camino Seco. 

According to TFD, the first crew on the scene reported smoke from a fire in one of the AC/cooler units on the roof.  Crews entered the building to try and put out the fire, but quickly left the building after a firefighter noticed an AC unit on the roof leaning, with the potential to fall all the way through the roof. 

The building, approximately 8,000 square feet, left a lot of space for the smoke to gather, according to the TFD release.  

Firefighters worked from outside the building to make sure the fire was out.  After the smoke cleared and crews were able to see better inside the building, firefighters entered and were able to put out the hot spots.  

The fire was out within an hour and 26 minutes after the crews arrived on scene, according to the release. 

According to TFD Captain Andrew Skaggs, the building was no longer a Gymnastics World, but was being used as a storage unit.

Fire investigators were on the scene to determine the cause of the fire. No word yet on the extent or cost of damage. 

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