Phoenix apartment fire looks to be arson

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A suspicious fire broke out in an empty Phoenix apartment near 43rd Avenue and Thomas.
“Always suspect arson with an empty, vacant, no utilities type of apartment, so they're on their way over to figure out cause and origin,” said Captain Larry Nunez with the Phoenix Fire Department.
But step one was to get the fire under control and contained to just the empty unit.
“They do have exposures which are apartments that are connected, those are actual livable apartments there are people in them so containing it to this one unit was a big deal,” said Captain Nunez.
Good news, Captain Nunez said crews were nearby and able to get water on this fire early.

“We have other engines nearby that were out on other fires and other calls, but this engine was in the area and they got in there quick,” said Nunez.
In the end, firefighters were able to knock the fire down quickly and keep it from spreading and causing somebody to get hurt.