Tucson firefighters battle flames, heavy smoke from house fire
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Firefighters responded to a burning house that was full of combustible materials Tuesday evening.
Tucson firefighters responded to the 2700 block of south Kramer Road after multiple 9-1-1 calls were made to report a house fire just before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.
Baker tells KGUN9 that once on scene crews discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the side of the residence.
Crews pulled a hose line to the side of the house to begin dousing flames while other firefighters searched for occupants within the home.
After the initial investigation, crews found a large amount of combustible materials inside the home that made it difficult fore firefighters to determine if the fire had spread, according to Baker.
By using a thermal imaging camera, crews inside the residence were able to verify that the fire was confined to the exterior.
It took 22 firefighters four minutes to bring the fire under control, but there were no injuries to firefighters or the owner of the home and Red Cross was not needed.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.