Garage fire displaces three near Alvernon, Valencia

Published: Jul. 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 1, 2015 at 9:07 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A homeowner who smelled smoke and went to the garage to investigate discovered a fire that ultimately displaced him and two family members.

Several people, including the homeowner, called 911 to report heavy black smoke in the 4300 block of East Ocotillo Desert Trail, near South Alvernon Way and East Valencia Road.

The resident attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, but it was already too big. He, a woman and an 8-year-old child evacuated before Tucson Fire Department units arrived.

Eight units and 21 firefighters had the blaze under control within 10 minutes and kept the damage contained to the garage.

The fire's cause and damage estimate are yet to be determined.

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