Fire at vacant home in Phoenix

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by Jayson Chesler

Video report by Javier Soto

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 2:51 PM

PHOENIX -- Firefighters responding to a house fire in Phoenix had to exit the home when they saw the roof begin to sag and it appeared that the air conditioning unit was going to fall through the house's roof.

Members of the Tempe and Phoenix fire departments responded to a fire that started at about 5 a.m. near the border of Tempe and Phoenix. A resident of a neighboring house was woken up by a dog barking and saw the flames.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire and keep it on the unit it started in, despite the home being surrounded by brush and close to other houses.

The house was vacant, having been sold recently. It appeared that there was work being done inside to renovate the house, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Firefighters said they believe the fire started in the attic. A fire investigator is in the home to determine how the fire originally started.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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