PHOENIX - Crews battled a huge house fire in East Phoenix Friday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to a report of a home on fire near 34th Street and McDowell Road around 2:45 p.m.
Fire Commander Elby Bushong said when crews arrived they encountered a fully involved home with energized electrical lines down in the yard and ammunition burning in the home.
Fire officials said a woman who lives at the home was in the shower when her two sons, ages six and ten, heard a loud noise from the back porch area.
The woman went outside to investigate and discovered a large fire on the back porch and yard.
The mother and her two sons evacuated the home immediately and called 911.
Crews cut several holes in the roof to contain the movement of the fire and increase visibility for firefighters inside.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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