TFD: Fire at Naughton’s on Speedway causes $100,000 in damages

Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 at 5:50 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A fire broke out in a storage area at the Naughton's Plumbing on East Speedway in Tucson Tuesday afternoon.

The Tucson Fire Department said the blaze began around 2 p.m. was under control by 2:26 p.m.

The cause of the fire, which caused $100,000 in damages, is under investigation.

A Naughton's spokesperson said water heaters, evaporative coolers and air conditioning units were destroyed.

Naughton's said it could have been a lot worse and $800,000 in inventory was saved.

Employees were working in the area when the fire started and quickly called 911.

The fire got so hot it shattered a window at an apartment building next door.

There were no injuries reported.

Frank Naughton Sr. opened his first store at 2527 South 4th Avenue in 1951.

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