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Tucson fire fighters send safety message following house fire

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 07:12:37-04

Tucson Firefighters are sending a safety message to the community after a house fire Sunday night near S. Westmoreland Ave. and W. Congress St.

TFD was called to the home around 9 p.m. and saw smoke coming from the front door. Moments later, flames could be seen from a back bedroom where investigators believe the first started.

Firefighters were able to get inside the home to fight the fire, but authorities say crews had a hard time getting through the home's hallways because of clutter. It took 11 units and 27 firefighters nearly half an hour to get the flames under control.

Luckily, no one was home at the time of the blaze and no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the American Red Cross was not needed at the time.

TFD is asking the community to keep their homes clutter-free in case of an emergency. If you ever need to exit your home in a hurry you will not be able to get out fast if there is clutter blocking the way. It also makes it difficult for firefighters to navigate in cluttered conditions and get flames under control.