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Two-alarm fire takes firefighters about an hour to put out

Posted at 6:19 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 11:03:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson Fire is looking into what caused a two-alarm fire in the 200 block of South Park Avenue.

Officials say around 3 a.m. Friday, passers by reported seeing heavy smoke and flames coming from the building. When the first round of firefighters were dispatched, they confirmed the fire and upgraded it to a second alarm.

Tucson Fire says multiple Ladders were dispatched to the incident and were put up to pour thousands of gallons on the building from above.

Tucson Electric Power Company responded to the scene to cut power to a nearby power line that fire was burning, posing a danger to crews.

The fire was called under control in just over an hour. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation as fire investigators had not been able to even enter the building yet.