FD: 4-alarm condo fire brought under control in Gilbert

Posted at 7:41 PM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 17:41:40-04

Officials say a large fire that burned Saturday night is now being called a four-alarm fire.

It took approximately 150 firefighters an hour and a half to get the flames under control, according to a fire department spokesman.

Those living in a nearby condominium complex south and west of the scene were evacuated due to unsafe carbon monoxide levels. Approximately 20 people were forced to find other places to sleep overnight, but were allowed to return home Sunday around 9 a.m.

Multiple ABC15 viewers have submitted photos and video Saturday night of massive flames and thick smoke.

The Gilbert Fire Department said its crews were working the four-alarm fire at a construction site where more condo units were being built.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area, and said businesses near the fire might have restrictions while crews worked to fight the fire.

Firefighters said Gilbert Road was closed between Juniper and Guadalupe roads overnight but has since reopened.

Officials said it was too early to tell if the fire was suspicious.

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