Elderly man, cat die in mobile home fire on northwest side

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 9:13 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2017 at 10:42 AM MST
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(Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - An elderly man and his cat died Friday morning in a mobile fire on the northwest side of Tucson, authorities said.

Andy Skaggs, spokesman for the Tucson Fire Department, said this was the second fatal fire in city in the last five days.

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Skaggs said they were called to the scene, a mobile home in the 3400 block of North Romero Road, around 4:55 a.m.

"One neighbor reported hearing a loud pop noise which woke him up," Skaggs said in a news release. "He looked out his door to see his neighbors AC unit on fire and immediately called 911."

The man was found in a back bedroom and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Skaggs.

Skaggs said a firefighter was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

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