Neighbors help 80-year-old man escape Scottsdale house firePosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at a Phoenix home Friday morning.
Crews were called out to the home in the area Tatum and Shea boulevards at about 9:30. The first video from 3TV's helicopters showed flames and sprays of water shooting through a venting hole that had been cut in the roof.
Capt. Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department said this was a large, fast-moving attic fire. Firefighters were able to contain it relatively quickly.
Walker said an 80-year-old man was inside the house when the fire started.
"Our priority at that point was to get in there and make sure he was out, make sure he's safe" Walker said.
Aerial video showed that man with a walker in front of him sitting on a bench near the curb. He appeared to be unharmed. Walker said emergency crews were evaluating him to determine if he suffered any smoke inhalation.
At this point, no injuries have been reported.
It's not yet known how the fire started.