TFD responds to two apartment fires - CBS46 News

TFD responds to two apartment fires

Posted: Updated:
(SOURCE: Tucson Fire Department) (SOURCE: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Fire Department responded to two apartment fires this morning. 

According to TFD Capt. Chris Jurvig, the first apartment fire was located in the 1400 block of North Alvernon Way and occurred at 1:10 a.m.  

It was in a vacant apartment and was quickly controlled by the first arriving engine company with minor damages.  There were no displacements as a result of this fire.

The second apartment fire occurred in the 5100 block of East 29th Street. Firefighters arrived with smoke coming from the window and doorway of the second floor of the apartment. 

Firefighters pulled hose lines into the apartment to search for victims and to combat the fire. Other crews evacuated the adjacent apartments. 

The first ladder company secured utilities and went to the roof where they vertically ventilated the involved apartment. A chainsaw was used to cut a hole in the roof to allow the smoke and superheated gases to escape. 

Approximately fifteen people were evacuated during firefighting operations from six apartments. 

The residents of the unit where the fire occurred, which included one adult male and one child, were sleeping when the fire started. 

The resident did sustain a minor burn to his hand while exiting and was treated on the scene. 

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the initial unit, which will allow most residents to return to their homes. 

Two adults and one child will be displaced from their apartments. Red Cross is responding to assist. 

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.