FD: Resident taken to hospital after fire at south Phoenix home

Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 14:43:37-04

A homeowner was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after flames erupted at a south Phoenix house.

Phoenix fire officials said crews responded to the large home near 16th Avenue and Dobbins around 7:30 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames. 

Fire Captain Rob McDade said they found fire intrusion on the roof and had to pull crews out to fight the fire from outside. 

The homeowner reportedly suffered an arm injury and smoke inhalation while trying to get out of the home, and had to be transported to the hospital.

As of 8:30 a.m., firefighters were still trying to gain control over the fire. 

Video from Air15 showed crews spraying flames from the ground, as other teams tried to access different levels of the home from the roof.

McDade said the "deeply built" home has multiple levels, making the fire hard to fight and dangerous for crews.

According to McDade. a fire hydrant in front of the home had a dry plug, which is not uncommon, but did force crews to have to lay about 1,000 feet of supply line to bring in tank water.

Two dogs were found outside the home, and are being cared for by neighbors, McDade said.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.