Maricopa family is homeless after attic fire

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MARICOPA -- A family is homeless after a fire at their Maricopa home Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews responded to a reported attic fire in a single-story home in the 43000 block of Lindgren Drive.

Maricopa Fire Department spokesman Brad Pitassi said police officers helped evacuate the home before firefighters arrived.

The first fire crews on-scene found parts of the roof collapsing and heavy, black smoke blowing from under the roof.

Firefighters were able to protect neighboring homes from the fire.

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It took fire crews from Maricopa, Gila River, Sun Lakes and Chandler to extinguish the blaze.

Pitassi said no one was injured, but the home is considered a total loss.

The Sun Lakes Firefighters Union provided the family with a three-night stay at a nearby hotel.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.