Oct 10, 2012 12:33 AM

Fire breaks out at condemned house on south side

TUCSON - A fire broke out at a condemned house on Tucson's south side this evening - neighbors tried to put the fire out with a garden hose before Tucson Fire crews arrived to extinguish it.

At about 6 p.m., TFD crews responded to several 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from outside a house fire in the 2700 block of South Kramer, near 36th and Kino, according to a news release from the department.

Crews arrived and began to extinguish the fire and look for occupants. Using a thermal imaging camera, they determined the fire was confined to the outside of the house.

Neighbors tried to put out the fire with a garden hose before TFD units arrived, the release states. It took eight units and 22 firefighters four minutes to control the fire.

There were no injuries to firefighters or the owner, and Red Cross was not needed. The cause of the fire and estimated amount of damage is still being determined, the release states.

Images courtesy Tucson Fire Department

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