FD: 9 people displaced after apartment fire

Posted at 4:29 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 06:45:32-05

The American Red Cross is assisting two families with temporary housing after an attic fire filled their apartments with smoke early Monday.

A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters were called to a small apartment complex near 11th and Roosevelt streets around 3:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a working fire.

A family awoke to smoke quickly filling their apartment unit and called 911 for help.

Firefighters found an active fire in an attic and were able to extinguish it, a spokesman said.

Two families--totaling four adults and five children--were given a temporary place to stay for the night by the Red Cross. They were all able to exit the building unharmed, according to officials.

Fire investigators are on scene to determine what caused the fire.