At least 7 without a home after fire at central Phoenix complexPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – At least seven people are without a home after a fire at an apartment complex in central Phoenix.
Police say the fire started Tuesday afternoon in a bottom-floor apartment unit at the Royal Riviera Condos that belongs to a disabled middle-aged man near Fifth Avenue and Clarendon.
Fire crews say that man had to be rescued out of his burning home by his neighbors and firefighters.
"What we have right now is extensive damage to the bottom floor on the first floor, pretty much a total loss that started to spread up and got into the second floor a little bit,” Phoenix Fire Capt. Johnathan Jacobs says. “Right now we're looking that there's going to be a total of seven people that are gonna be displaced. They're working with Phoenix fire and Red Cross is on the way. We're gonna get them a place to go."
The disabled man suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation. He was taken to the Maricopa County Burn Unit.