First-alarm house fire in Chandler

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Firefighters battled a massive first-alarm fire at a Chandler home Monday night.

Flames broke out at the home near Rural and Ray Roads around 7:15 p.m. It wasn't long before flames were shooting 15 to 20 feet in the air.

The family who lives there was not home at the time. But their son rushed to the house as soon as heard about the fire.

"I got a phone call from my parents about half an hour ago saying the house was on fire," Michael Goodall says. "They're up north, so I'm waiting to hear more so they can assess the situation and hopefully know more about it. No one was home. It was vacant, so no one was hurt, and that's the good thing."

Firefighters say the blaze started in the attic. But crews were able to protect most of the home from the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.