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TFD responds to two fires within minutes, one person sent to hospital

Posted at 4:50 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 07:55:20-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson Fire says crews were called to two fires within ten minutes of each other around midnight Tuesday.

The first was a house fire in the in the 4000 block of East Paseo Dorado, near 22nd and Alvernon. Tucson Fire says the homeowner called 911 saying his legs were on fire and that he could not get out. He also said he was disabled.

When firefighters got to the home, they worked to put out the flames and worked to save the man in his early 70's. The man was rescued and taken to the hospital for medical reasons due to the burns. No word on his condition.

The second fire took place in the 900 block of N. Dodge Boulevard, near Speedway and Alvernon. A Tucson Police officer was responding to another incident when the flames were spotted coming from a travel trailer. Firefighters quickly got to the scene and started putting out the flames while also evacuating neighboring homes. Two people who were in the trailer are now receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

Fire investigators believe the fire at the home on East Paseo Dorado could be related to smoking while using oxygen but are working to determine an official cause. As for the travel trailer, no word on a cause for the flames. Tucson Fire says the two are not related.