FD: Phoenix crews battle early morning home fire near Laveen Village

LAVEEN, AZ - Authorities responded to a home fire in Phoenix early Saturday morning.

Phoenix fire said crews responded to reports of a two-story house fire near 51st Avenue and Dobbins Road in Laveen Village around 4:30 a.m.

Officials said the roof of the home collapsed as firefighters were entering to search for occupants. This forced crews to use a "defensive strategy" involving shooting water from a ladder truck to fight the blaze.

Fire crews said no one was home during the blaze. Neighbors reported that the family of six left the home around 8 p.m. Friday.

No firefighters were injured while battling the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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