FD: Crews find RPG, ammunition after Phoenix home catches fire

PHOENIX - Fire officials say explosives were found inside a Phoenix home that caught fire Monday morning.

Phoenix Fire spokesman Larry Nunez said officials found an RPG and ammunition inside a home that caught fire around 9 a.m. near 32nd Street and McDowell.

Officials said the fire appears to have started in the attic, he said, but that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Nunez said three dogs were able to make it out of the home. A FIDO bag was used to revive one of the dogs, he said. A bird died in the blaze.

The Phoenix Bomb Squad used an X-ray on the RPG and found it to be inactive, according to Nunez. The bomb squad will likely take ownership of the device and the ammunition found in the home.

No one was home at the time of the fire and the department is working to contact the homeowner, according to Phoenix fire.

According to Nunez it appears the homeowner was a weapons collector.

At this point, it does not appear the homeowner will face any charges regarding the weapons.

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