Fire consumes home in Central Heights

Kathy Riley/Arizona Silver Belt A home in Central Heights was consumed by flames on November 30.

A Central Heights family lost their home in a fire, and one of the homeowners was flown out with burn injuries, on the last day of November.

The fire that Wednesday, according to Tri-City Fire District Chief Nick Renon, started in a recreational vehicle; it then spread to the residence. Both the home and the RV were complete losses. Renon said there were also a number of venting propane tanks around the building, which led to some explosions. One resident was airlifted to a Phoenix burn center  after being treated at the scene for injuries suffered in the fire. The family was referred to the Red Cross for aid in the wake of the disaster.

Four trucks from the Tri-City Fire District and Globe Fire Department responded to the blaze, which Renon said was controlled within around 30 minutes and posed no threat to other homes. Crews remained on the scene for approximately four hours; one firefighter incurred shoulder and knee injuries when a porch collapsed.

The fire’s cause and exact point of origin remained unknown at press time.

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