Costly construction site fire in Tucson called suspicious - Tucson News Now

Costly construction site fire in Tucson called suspicious

The fire from the construction site was so hot it melted cars in a parking lot next door. (Source: Tucson News Now) The fire from the construction site was so hot it melted cars in a parking lot next door. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The large fire at the student housing construction site in midtown Tucson in June has been called suspicious by officials.

Sgt. Pete Dugan said the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire Department are still investigating the massive fire that resulted in $8-10 million in damages.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME or go to http://88crime.org/.

The blaze happened at a construction site at 10th Street and Tyndall Avenue early in the morning on Tuesday, June 19.

"With the help of a K9 unit, a black Labrador named Springs, several samples were sent to the lab for testing," the TFD said in a news release after the blaze. "TFD and TPD will continue to work together, with the ATF providing assistance as needed."

While the fire caused massive damage, no one was seriously hurt.

The blaze was so hot and bright, it lit up the morning sky and melted cars in a parking lot next door.

Nearly 30 people were forced out of their homes because of a two-alarm fire that also caused the closure of two major streets near the University of Arizona.

Heat and flames caused visible damage to the smaller of two cranes on the site, electrical lines and windows of nearby homes.

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