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FD: Investigation underway for fire at Phoenix home

Posted: 4:50 PM, Sep 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-18 00:29:57Z

A first-alarm blaze is now under control at a Phoenix home, despite firefighters encountering multiple challenges during the incident.

The Phoenix Fire Department was called to a home on 32nd Street and Bell Road on Saturday afternoon.

According to a fire spokesperson, the first engine to arrive at the one-story house experienced issues with their pump and they were unable to get water to their hose lines immediately.

Shortly after, a second engine arrived and they were able to lay their own supply line and assist the first crew, a fire spokesperson said.

However, that wasn’t the only challenge.

There was a lot of debris in the home and crews were unable to immediately locate the fire, Phoenix Fire said. The debris, mixed with zero visibility from the smoke, forced firefighters outside the home once they determined that there were no victims inside.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to nearby homes and structures.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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