911 tape details panic as fire traps three in Peoria condo fire

PEORIA, AZ - For the first time, we're hearing the frantic cries for help from three people trapped in a bathroom as a fire tears through their Peoria condo.

The fire broke out Sunday just before 11:30 p.m. near 107th and Northern avenues.

You can hear the panic in their voices on the 911 tapes.

“Listen to me, listen to me. Do you have some towels in there? Make sure the door's closed and start putting towels under the door okay,” said the 911 operator.

The 911 operator tells the woman on the phone to look for a window--  but there are none.

“The whole thing’s on fire, the whole thing!” she said.

He tells her not to panic.

“Ma'am just take slow, deep breathes okay, make sure your mouth's covered,” he said.

The woman on the phone says her boyfriend, roommate and dog are all inside the condo.

“Please come right now, it's really hard to breathe," she said.

The 911 operator tells them to stay low to the ground.

“I'm so scared. We're trapped in the bath and he can't breathe,” she said.

Then the firefighters got there.

About seven minutes in to the 911 call—all you hear is silence.

Except for what sounds like the fire roaring in the background.

“You still there? Ma'am?” Asked the 911 operator.

The smoke and the fire was just too much..

But the 911 operator stayed on the line.

“You guys are doing a good job, just stay on the ground. They're coming as quick as they can to get you,” he said.

All three of the patients had to be revived by rescue crews.

But one of the women is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

Their dog did not survive.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

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