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Scottsdale fire causes power outages Sunday

Posted at 5:02 AM, Jun 05, 2016

A fire in a Scottsdale neighborhood overnight has left two dozen SRP customers without power Sunday morning. 

The fire happened at a home near Thomas and Scottsdale roads around 12:30 a.m.

About 55 firefighters from Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe responded to the fire, and everyone was able to make it out of the home safely.

"The entire patio was on fire, had some cars on fire, palm tree was on fire and it looked like it was starting to spread," said Division Chief Mark Debruyckere with the Scottsdale Fire Department.

Luckily the fire was quickly contained, and nobody was injured.

"Our plan is now, on working fires we add another engine because of the heat. Because of the time of the year we're in we upgraded this to a first-alarm fire," Debruyckere said. "Not because of the amount of fire or size of building, essentially to keep our firefighters safe and be able to cycle them they the work cycles, keep them fresh in order to work effectively."

Firefighters quickly went defensive on the home because there was ammunition stored in the home, heavy flames and power lines down in the area.

Power is out for about 24 homes in the neighborhood because of those power lines down. It's expected to stay out of service until about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.