Fire displaces Ward 2 family

From the Tucson Fire Department:

Midday Fire displaces family from home

flames shooting out of home as units arrived



Dispatch Time – 11:52 A.M.

On-Scene Time – 11:57 A.M.

Under Control –12:11 P.M.

A house suffered heavy smoke and fire damage today after breaking out shortly before noon in the 8000 block of East Hayne St. Three people were home when the fire started but all three were able to get out safely. Two calls were made to 9-1-1, including one from the home stating the bedroom was on fire. The first unit arrived on scene five minutes after being dispatched and advised all incoming units that there were flames billowing out of a bedroom window. They pulled a hose line through the front door to perform a primary search for anyone inside and to extinguish the fire. A ladder crew controlled the utilities, electricity and gas, and then cut a hole in the roof with a chainsaw to help reduce temperatures inside and increase visibility. The occupants had exited the home prior to the arrival of TFD units. A firefighter was able to safely remove 7 exotic birds from the home during the search. Eleven units and twenty-five firefighters were dispatched to the scene and controlled the fire within fourteen minutes of arriving on scene. There were no injuries to firefighters or the occupants. Red Cross was responding to the scene to assist the family, which consisted of four people living in the home.

Origin – Bedroom

Cause – Accidental

Damages Estimate – Approximately $60,000