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Family says they lost everything in house fire

Posted at 10:12 AM, Feb 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 19:29:02-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The community is coming together to help a 71-year-old woman who lost her house to a fire over the weekend.

Tucson Fire Capt. Andy Skaggs said multiple calls were made to 911 around 5 a.m. on Sunday reporting smokes and flames from the house near North Perry Avenue and Speedway with a strong possibility that people were still inside.

The resident was alerted to the fire after she heard a loud popping sound three different times, said Skaggs. Skaggs said the 71-year-old female evacuated her house safely and then attempted to put the fire out with a garden house.  

When units arrived on scene the house was fully involved, said Skaggs.

Skaggs said ten units and 25 firefighters responded to the scene and controlled the fire 48 minutes after arriving.

On Monday, the family was going through the charred ruins to see whether anything was left.  The woman's daughter says her mother lost everything in the fire.

"She didn't even have a change of clothes, this woke her up so she was still in her sleeping clothes," said Suzanne Blurton.

If you would like to donate to the family's go fund me account, click here.