Condo fire sparks evacuations, displaces 4

Posted: Updated:
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire that forced evacuations and left four people without homes Friday.

It happened at about 2 a.m. at the Park Place condos in the neighborhood southeast of Camelback and Hayden roads.

Flames reportedly were shooting through the roof when fire crews arrived on the scene. Nelson Hewks, a Park Place resident, captured video of those huge flames on his cell phone.

Aerial video showed a huge hole in the roof on the end of one of the buildings in the complex.

Several dozen people were evacuated as a precaution while the fire was burning. One of those residents is in a wheelchair. Scottsdale police were able to help him escape safely.

"Nothing really spooks me anymore," Todd Henningsen told 3TV's Tess Rafols. "I've been through a lot in my life."

Most of the residents were allowed to back into their condos once things were under control.

While firefighters were able to contain the flames to just one unit, three surrounding condos were badly damaged by smoke and water.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents with emergency needs, including a cool place to stay on what's expected to be a record-setting hot day.