Firefighters cut hole in roof to control attic fire
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Fire responded to a home where an electrical malfunction led to a fire in the attic, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with TFD.
Bakers tells KGUN9 that firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from a home in the 6000 block of E. 2nd St. but when they entered the house they did not see flames.
This led crews to believe that the fire was coming from the attic.
Firefighters cut a hole in the roof with a chainsaw and heavy smoke escaped from the attic.
Thermal imaging cameras were used to find the hottest area, and units were able to pinpoint an electrical fan producing the most heat.
After the electrical fan was removed, crews extinguished the remaining flames and hot spots.
A total of ten units and 23 firefighters were needed to control the situation in 19 minutes.
There no injuries to the two residents who lived in the home, or to firefighters. The two people were renting the home and will be staying with relatives.