Fires displace several Tucson familiesPosted: Updated:
An Sunday morning house fire leaves one family homeless.
The house near south Alvernon way and Drexel road has damage to the back of the home where the fire started in the laundry room.
Two adults, two teenage girls and a baby girl were home during the fire.
"The 12-year-old responded to the fire on taking the garden hose and trying to put the fire out herself," says Mike Sagara of the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross is stepping in to help out and talked to us about how the family tried to battle the flames.
Another fire Sunday afternoon has been ruled an arson. It happened at an apartment complex near Broadway and Craycroft.
Crews say the fire was started in a bedroom of a down stairs unit. The entire apartment complex had to be evacuated. One apartment was destroyed. Damage is estimated at around $100,000.
The Red Cross is helping two people that lived there.
Sunday was a busy day for both firefighters and the Red Cross.
Crews on the scene of a third fire near Valencia and Camino de Oeste say a double wide trailer was destroyed.
Firefighters think a bar-b-que left too close to the trailer caused the flames.