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Green Valley Fire crews battle fire in maintenance building at senior care living facility

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Posted at 10:57 PM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-26 08:16:09-04

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN) — Fire crews responded to a facility at La Posada, near Park Centre and Old Nogales Highway at around 8 p.m. Monday for a report of a fire. Green Valley Fire officials say while battling the fire, the roof of the building collapsed.

The building is relatively new and there were no sprinklers inside of the building, according to fire officials.

"There were a lot of pops and bangs and minor explosions," L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District Public Information Officer, said. "This was a maintenance building. Obviously it was filled with paint, with gasoline, with thinners, with all types of combustible materials."

The are no injuries reported and there is no danger to the public.

The fire may be active for the next few hours, fire officials say.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department, Rural Metro Fire and Corona de Tucson were all on scene assisting to put out the fire and handle road closures.

An investigation is underway of the cause of the fire.