Tempe couple displaced by first-alarm house fire

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a first-alarm fire at a Tempe home Friday night.

Firefighters say the fire was in the attic of the home near Guadalupe and Kyrene roads, and it was difficult to fight. They brought in extra crews and cut a hole in the roof for venting.

Firefighters also took special care to protect the contents of the home, including a grand piano. They say the occupants should be able to salvage many of their belongings.

The couple living in the home escaped unharmed.

"All in all, they're doing pretty well considering they're not going to be staying at home tonight," said Assistant Fire Chief Paul Niles. "We're going to find them a place to say. It's not safe to be in that structure right now."