Back to back fires keep TFD busy all night

Back to back fires keep TFD busy all night

CREATED Jul 27, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey


TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A car fire and backyard structure fire happened within hours of each other early Friday morning. 

The Tucson Fire Department first responded to calls about a fully engulfed car fire just after midnight. 

The car was parked under a carport that was attached to an apartment. 

No one was inside the apartment at the time of the fire, and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly, resulting in minimal damage to the unit, according to Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department. 

The cause of the car fire is still unknown at this time. 

Following the car fire, TFD responded to calls about a backyard fire involving a work shop around 1:30 a.m.

Firefighters responded within five minutes and extinguished the fire quickly.

Damage to the property was not reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.