Phoenix firefighters search burning home after receiving reports of trapped occupants

PHOENIX - Firefighters rushed into a burning Phoenix home near 22nd Street and Thunderbird Road Friday after receiving reports that someone may have been trapped inside.

A Phoenix fire crew completing a medical call noticed smoke in the area and located a home on fire, according to Phoenix fire Capt. Ruben Saavedra.  Firefighters received multiple reports, including a life alert activation, that someone was still in the house.

Firefighters quickly entered the home and encountered many obstacles including a partial roof collapse, Saavedra said. No victims were found inside the home.

The home was occupied by an adult male and two children renting the front portion of the house and an elderly female with medical conditions in the back portion of the home, he said. 

No injuries were reported in the incident and the displaced occupants are being assisted by Phoenix Fire crisis teams.

The Phoenix Fire Department encourages everyone to have an escape plan of your home in case of an emergency, Saavedra said.    

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