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TFD crews rescue dog from house fire

Posted at 9:21 AM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 19:26:20-05

Crews from the Tucson Fire Department rescued a dog from a house fire on Saturday night, according to Capt. Andy Skaggs, a spokesman for the department. 

Skaggs said a passerby called 9-1-1 reporting that smoke and flames were coming from the front of a home in the 1300 block of South Franklin Street near North Silverbell and West Fresno just after 10:30 p.m. 

As firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the home and immediately pulled a hose line to extinguish all visible flames. 

Skaggs said firefighters continued to work their way through the home searching for residents but found no one home at the time of the fire. 

Crews then located a dog in the back of the home trying to get out. Firefighters opened the back door and the dog safely made it out to the backyard. 

Skaggs said crews were on scene trying to locate the residents of the home. 

It is not known at this time if assistance from the Red Cross is needed. 

A total of ten units and 25 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to control the fire 11 minutes after they arrived. 

There were no injuries reported to the firefighters. 

There is no word yet on the cause and origin of the fire. There is not yet an estimate on damages to the home.