1 Resident burned in Mesa apartment fire

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. – One person was burned in a fire at a Mesa apartment complex Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from Mesa and Tempe responded to a fire at a two-story complex near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road at approximately 10:45 a.m.

"These crews were met by a great deal of fire coming from this first-floor apartment," said Deputy Chief Forrest Smith with Mesa Fire & Medical.

The apartment sustained heavy damage.

A male resident suffered light burns and smoke inhalation. He was transported to the county burn center in stable condition.

Smith said firefighters put out the fire in less than 15 minutes and were able to keep the flames from spreading to other apartments.

Crews found 10 rabbits in an upstairs apartment during a search for any occupants.

"We took a couple of the rabbits out of the apartment, but we were able to keep some of the pets in place," Smith said. "They were safe. We didn't have any further spread of smoke in that apartment."

It is unknown how many occupants will be displaced at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.