Family of 5 displaced by house fire

Family of 5 displaced by house fire

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Crews from Drexel Heights Fire District and Tucson Fire Department responded to a house fire at 7082 South Sand Piper around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a DHFD release, TFD responded to the fire as the home was close to Tucson city limits.  TFD arrived first and found the fire had spread to the entire doublewide.  DHFD crews took over putting out the flames, according to the release, as the home was fully involved.

Neighbors saw the fire on the outside of the home, and alerted the family inside to get out.  They were able to safely do this, stated the release.

The fire was completely out by 5:15 p.m. according to DHFD officials.  The home is considered a total loss with $45,000 in damages, plus the contents of the house.  The Red Cross has been called in to assist the family of five that have been displaced by the fire.

Pascua Pueblo and Tohono O'odham Fire Departments were also on scene assisting DHFD. Pima County Sheriff's Department was also on scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by DHFD.

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