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Neighbor saves mom and daughter from house fire

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 19:10:34-05

A mother and daughter were displaced after a fire damaged their home in the 2200 block of East Highland. 

The two are lucky to be alive, according to Tucson Fire Department crews, after a neighbor saw an orange glow from their home.

The neighbor had gone out for a cigarette around 1:37 Saturday morning and went up on a ladder to investigate the glow.

The neighbor saw flames and quickly went and knocked loudly on the door.

A 58-year-old female and her 7-year-old daughter were woken up by the knocking and were able to evacuate safely. 

TFD units arrived and found the garage and utility storage area fully engulfed in flames. 

Units were able to put the fire out 9 minutes after arriving.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Northwest Fire also responded to a house fire this morning. There were no injuries in that fire either.