Tucson Fire battles two-alarm warehouse fire

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Tucson Fire battles two-alarm warehouse fire

CREATED Aug 13, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Crews with Tucson Fire battled a two-alarm warehouse fire Monday morning.

Cpt. Barrett Baker tells KGUN9 that several calls were made to 9-1-1 reporting a warehouse fire near Park Avenue and 12th Street.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the warehouse fully engulfed in flames.

Based on the amount of fire, the first engine called for a second alarm to get more resources to the

Crew battled the blaze from a defensive fire operation.

The building involved in the fire was a wood working shop in the barrio warehouse district. There was a large amount of combustible material in the shop which added fuel to the fire.

There was also a charter school immediately south of the involved structure that was being threatened.

Tucson Electric Power was requested at the scene because of a downed power line. The line had fallen to the ground during fire and was still charged, providing a major safety concern. 

There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated and a damage estimate has not been made.