A garage fire displaces mother and daughter

CREATED Dec. 23, 2012

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  • Crews responded to the 6200 block of south Rough Rock Drive just after 2:00 a.m. Sunday after reports that that the garage of a manufactured home was fully engulfed in flames.

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson firefighters battled an early morning fire that displaced a mother and her daughter. 

Crews responded to the 6200 block of south Rough Rock Drive, near Wilmot and 1-10, just after 2:00 a.m. Sunday after multiple callers reported that that the garage of a manufactured home in the area was fully engulfed in flames, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.  

A mother and daughter were inside their manufactured home at the time of the fire, but they were able to escape before firefighters arrived.  

Once on scene, firefighters confirmed that the homeowner and her daughter had escaped before preparing to cut a hole in the roof. Right away, a second engine arrived on scene to assist, Baker says.

Firefighters determined that the roof was not stable and the fire was spreading rapidly. Crews then decided to work on extinguishing the flames from the outside. 

Crews used a ladder and hose to apply water from above to extinguish the flames coming from the roof, according to Baker. 

Baker says the fire caused considerable damage to the manufactured home. The occupants of the home plan to stay with family members and they won't require assistance from the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Baker. 

Baker wants to remind homeowners that having a working smoke alarm and practicing an escape route can make a huge difference in ensuring you and your family's safety in the event of a house fire.