PHOENIX — Phoenix firefighters say a family of five is safe after their apartment caught fire Tuesday night.
Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale fire departments were called to the complex near 32nd Street and Bell Road around 6:35 p.m.
Initial reports indicated the family was trapped inside their unit. The family was able to self evacuate before firefighters arrived, according to Phoenix Fire Captain Kenny Overton.
All the residents were evaluated for light smoke inhalation and refused transport to the hospital, Overton said.
No firefighters were injured and the cause of the fire will be under investigation.
SCARY MOMENTS as Phoenix Fire got a call of 5 people trapped in an apartment on fire. (30 St & Bell)— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) November 20, 2019
Fortunately the people escaped & FD contained the flames to a single unit.
A Capt. told me “this was the biggest initial response I’ve ever seen.”
Better safe than sorry. pic.twitter.com/fTT6Hv1r3G
The Red Cross says volunteers will be assisting the family get back on their feet.
@RedCross Disaster Action Team Volunteers are responding to a multi-family fire in the 16800 block of 29th street in Phoenix with @PHXFire The Red Cross will help those affected by the fire start the recovery process. #endhomefires #phoenixmedia #volunteers #hope— Red Cross AZ, NM, El Paso TX (@AmRedCrossSW) November 20, 2019
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