Nov 12, 2012 11:00 PM by Robby Messer

UPDATE: House fire blamed on furnace problem

TUCSON - A furnace malfunction is being blamed for causing a house fire in Midtown Monday evening.

The fire started about 6:30 p.m. in the home in the 1900 block of East Silver Street. The female in the home called 911 to report smoke coming from the furnace.

Fire crews entered the home through the front door to search for anyone inside and extinguish the fire while a ladder crew cut a hole in the roof.

The crews could see the fire spread into the attic.

The ladder crew cut a hole directly over the fire to prevent it from spreading throughout the attic. This also let the smoke escape from inside the house.

Two people, a male and female, along with their two dogs were displaced.

The fire caused more than $30,000 in damage.


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