Burning tire appears to be cause of Chandler fire

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Fire officials said a burning tire appears to be the cause of an overnight fire in Chandler.

Firefighters were called to a “four-plex” apartment near Pecos and Arizona Avenue early Saturday morning.

Investigators said it looked as if someone had thrown a burning tire on the roof. The tire was found near the building’s air conditioning unit.

Eight to 10 people had to be evacuated from the building, but no one was injured.