Fire tears through Phoenix home -- again

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at a Phoenix home early Wednesday, the second fire at that home this week.

The family of four was not home at the time, having been displaced after an electrical fire in the attic on Monday.

They got a call about the second fire at about 5:30 Wednesday morning. They arrived on the scene near 69th Drive and Van Buren Street to find the home that had been in their family for more than 40 years destroyed. Flames gutted the house and caused the roof to collapse.

In addition, two of the family's cats were killed in the blaze.

"We loved being here," said Marcos Barajas, a member of the family, about his destroyed home.

Firefighters were expected to remain on scene for some time to make sure the fire was fully extinguished. After that, investigators would begin their work.

The family said there was no power to the home when this morning's fire broke out. It had been turned off after Monday's fire.

The family said they will continue to stay in the hotel where they've been since Monday.