Crews contain fire at Paradise Valley homePosted: Updated:
PARADISE VALLEY -- Dozens of firefighters were called out to a burning Paradise Valley home early Monday morning.
Word of the fire came in just before 6 a.m.
Aerial video showed quite a bit of thick white smoke pouring off the house at Lincoln Drive and Tatum Boulevard. Flames were also visible from the air.
Additional crews from Phoenix and Scottsdale were called out. Firefighters managed to knock the fire down pretty quickly and had things under control within about 30 minutes of arriving on the scene.
While firefighters did have to cut some holes in the roof to vent the fire, they were able to contain the flames to two rooms on one side of the large two-story home.
The biggest challenge with the fire, in addition to the the size of the home, was a lack of accessible water in the area. The nearest fire hydrant is about 1/4 mile from the scene. Firefighters had to lay some 2,000 feet of hose to pump in water.
The Paradise Valley Fire Department said an elderly woman and two middle-aged adults live in the home. They all got out safely.
It's not clear what sparked the fire.
No injuries were reported.