Tucson man burning weeds with blow torch starts house fire

Posted at 7:59 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 11:01:20-04

Authorities say a Tucson man using a blow torch to burn weeds started a fire that spread up a wall and into the attic of his home.

Fire Captain Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department said the man discovered the fire almost an hour later when he smelled smoke.

According to fire, three adults in their 30's and a couple of dogs have been displaced as a result of the fire.

Baker says flames in the attic were visible through a vent on the side of the home and that one crew of firefighters pierced the home's tile roof to put water on the fire the fire. Meanwhile, another crew on the ground sprayed water at the fire through the vent.