Mobile home fire displaces resident
Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -Tucson Fire crews extinguished a mobile home fire Friday around 9:30p.m. on Tucson's northwest side, according to Tucson Fire Capt. Jeff Langejans.
The fire took place on the 1400 block of West Prince Road, a male in his late 30’s awoke to smoke in his trailer, immediately evacuated and called 911, according to authorities.
An officer reported that the trailer was fifty percent involved, and not knowing if all occupants were outside, made an aggressive interior attack for primary search. It was later reported by the first arriving chief officer that there was only one occupant and that he had exited safely. It took 8 units and 21 firefighters eleven minutes to bring the blaze under control. There were no injuries.
The male in his late 30’s was displaced because of the fire damage to the mobile home, the home is a complete loss, according to authorities.
Red Cross was called in to assist the resident with food, shelter and medications. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Authorities estimate the damages to be around $20,000.00.
A Safety Message from Tucson Fire Officials : Working smoke alarms save lives. Check your alarm every month and change the battery at least once a year. There was no evidence of a working smoke alarm at this home. Sixty-five percent of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that are non-functional.
Having a meeting place after exiting a dwelling is critical in accounting for all occupants of a structure. Staying there and relaying information to the first arriving crew is vital to the strategy determined by the incident commander. The information can assist us in a rapid rescue as well as reducing the risks to firefighters of entering an unoccupied structure.