Dog dies, firefighter injured in morning trailer fire
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A firefighter has been injured and a dog has died after a trailer fire Tuesday morning.
Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire tells KGUN9 that crews were called to a trailer fire in the 2700 block of West Diamond Street.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a double wide trailer about 50 percent involved. The fire quickly spread though the attic and floor space of the trailer.
It took about firefighter 40 minutes to put out the blaze, says Goldberg.
A family of three lived inside the trailer and were all able to exit before firefighters arrived. Crews were able to pull a pit-bull from the blaze, but a chihuahua died of smoke inhalation.
The blaze caused about $60,000 worth of damages to the trailer. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
A firefighter was transported to Northwest Medical Center as a result of his injuries, but has already been released.
Firefighters used a hydrant along Davis Avenue to fight the blaze. During the 40 minute operation, a large amount of water leaked causing a sinkhole.
Davis Avenue is currently closed between Ruthrauff Road and Diamond Street while crews repair the sinkhole.