No water, live wires cause problems for crews at house fire

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PHOENIX -- Firefighters were up against some pretty harsh odds when they were called to a house fire in the north part of the Valley.

Home destroyed

Neighbors reported the fire at a vacant home near 10th Street and New River Road Thursday night.

When crews arrived on the scene, they discovered that the elements were working against them.

There no hydrants in the area, so crews had to shuttle water in from tankers.

In addition, recent storms had ripped down power lines in the area. All the rain left behind puddles that, coupled with the live wires, made it dangerous for the firefighters. They had to wait until the power was cut to out water on the flames.

Crews also reported hearing several explosions coming from inside.

The home was destroyed.

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire.