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May 15, 2012 11:40 AM

Mattress fire displaces 2 adults, 3 dogs from midtown apartment

TUCSON - A Tucson Fire crew extinguished a mattress that caught fire in a midtown apartment this morning after a neighbor reported seeing smoke.

The fire crew was dispatched at 6:49 a.m. and arrived at the scene at the 400 block of West Kelso Street at 6:53 a.m., according to a news release from Tucson Fire. The unit forced entry into the apartment, found a mattress smoldering in the bedroom and extinguished it.

The cause of the fire was determined to be abandoned smoking materials, the release states. No one was home at the time of the fire, although three dogs were home, but were not injured. Two adults and three dogs have been displaced, and the total damage is estimated at $3,000.

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