Tucson headlines: Barricade situation; Business fire; Wildfire

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police responded to an east side home Sunday after a domestic violence suspect barricaded himself inside.

It happened near Broadway and Alvernon.

Police say the suspect's girlfriend left the house and called 911 for help.  When officers arrived, they positioned themselves outside the home and blocked off parts of the neighborhood.

"Rifles can carry a long way, and not very much stops a rifle bullet and that's why we use so many officers and why we try to set up such a wide area of containment," said Sgt. Mitch Vipond from the Tucson Police Department.

The suspect eventually emerged from the home and surrendered.  The investigation is ongoing.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A fire in a midtown coffee house blocked traffic along Campbell Road Sunday.

Around 11:30 A.M. Tucson firefighters were called out to investigate smoke coming from the Raging Sage Coffee House near Campbell and Grant.

They say a coffee roaster overheated sparking a fire that damaged the roof and insulation.

Nearly 30 first responders were on-scene.

"We have people underneath the roof and we put people on top of the roof to ventilate so structural stability is important to us so we like to get all the personnel we can to get on top of it quickly," said Capt. Jeff Langejans from the Tucson Fire Department.

The coffee house was open at the time.  All employees and customers got out safely.


TUCSON, Ariz. --- Firefighters have almost contained a fire sparked by lightning Saturday night burning west of Safford on Mt. Graham.

The Marijilda Fire burned approximately 317 acres, according to Coronado National Forest officials.

Saturday, three air tankers and two helicopters worked on the blaze.