Residential fires in Tucson; Tucson teen wanted for murder

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A house fire at about 8 Thursday morning near Broadway and Wilmot caused an estimated $15,000 in damages.

Two people in the home escaped without any injury. There was minimal smoke damage to the home.

The fire was caused near the fan area above the stove.

Firefighters want to remind everyone to always make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home.

And an apartment fire near foothill mall kept northwest fire district crews busy Thursday afternoon.

An engine company investigating reports of smoke in the area saw flames coming from a downstairs unit and went right to work.

No people were hurt, but a dog and ferret needed oxygen after inhaling some smoke.

There has been no word yet on a cause of the blaze.

Residents have moved to another apartment in the same complex.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 16-year-old Tucson boy is wanted for murder.

Police have a warrant out for Richard Shane Ridley, II.

He is suspected of killing 23-year-old Marcell Chappell outside a home near Midvale Park and Drexel.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

If you know where Ridley is hiding out, please call 911 or 88-CRIME.