1 Injured, 10 displaced in separate firesPosted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- One man was injured and 10 other people were displaced in two separate fires in Glendale Thursday morning.
One of the fires involved a modular home in the area of 67th Avenue and Greenway Road.
The home was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived on the scene at about 5 a.m. Firefighters said there was nothing they could do to save the home so they immediately went defensive, concentrating on keeping the fast-moving flames from spreading to nearby homes.
They were able to limit the damage to the one structure. The resident, a man in his 60s, apparently tried to douse the flames with a garden hose. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hands.
The cause of that fire is under investigation.
The other fire affected two houses near 59th and Glendale avenues.
A van parked in the backyard of one of the home caught fire just after midnight. Those flames jumped to the eaves of the house and then spread to the house next door.
It's not clear what caused the van to catch fire.
No injuries were reported, but a total of 10 people were displaced.