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Elderly woman, grandson escape mobile home fire

Posted at 3:38 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 06:39:41-04

An elderly woman and her grandson are safe after an early morning fire destroyed their mobile home.

Tucson Fire was called to the 3400 block of South Camino Seco around midnight Monday after neighbors and the woman saw smoke and flames.

According to TFD, the woman and her grandson were awoken by their recently installed smoke detectors. Both saw smoke and flames and were able to get out of the home.

Fire crews were able to get the flames under control within 18 minutes.

TFD says the mobile home is a total loss, but the family did not need the Red Cross's assistance. Firefighters were able to save the nearby mobile homes.

No word on what caused the fire.

The woman tells TFD that she insisted her grandson install smoke detectors a week ago. Tucson Fire says this serves as a good reminder that smoke detectors save lives.