Flames rip through Tempe home, 3 transients living inside

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TEMPE -- Investigators are looking into the possibility that transient started a fire at a Tempe home that should have been empty early Monday morning.

Tempe house destroyed

Transients to blame for Tempe house fire? - A Tempe house that went up in flames Monday morning reportedly is a known hangout for transients.

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Crews were called out to the house near Price Road and University Drive at about 6 a.m.

Firefighters on the scene said the fire apparently started in the back of the house. Flames were shooting through the roof by the time crews arrived on the scene.

Three transients reported were living in the apparently abandoned house. Only two of those people have been accounted for. It's not yet known how the fire started.