Posted: Jun 12, 2012 6:34 PM
TUCSON - One person sustained life-threatening injuries after a fire erupted in a mobile home in midtown - firefighters also reported explosions from paint cans outside the home.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 3900 block of E. Presidio Road, near Fort Lowell and Alvernon, at 2:19 p.m. today, and arrived at 2:24 p.m. to find a mobile home engulfed in flames, according to a news release from Tucson Fire Department.
TFD officials learned that there could have been two people inside, and firefighters quickly searched the mobile home to find one person. They were transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release states.
Additional crews responded to search the home and help put out the fire, but no one else was found after multiple searches. Crews reported hearing explosions while fighting the fire - those turned out to be pains cans outside the mobile home. Flames were also burning a nearby power line, and TEP was called in to assist with controlling the power, the release states.
The fire took 22 minutes and 23 firefighters to bring under control, the release states. The cause of the fire and estimated damage is still undetermined at this time.
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