Fire destroys motor home and shed, damages house in Phoenix

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
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PHOENIX – Phoenix firefighters worked to save a house from a fire that destroyed a motor home and backyard shed on Friday.

Crews responded to a structure fire near 17th Avenue and Hatcher Road at around 11 a.m.

A neighbor said he heard what he described as an "explosion" then saw smoke and very high flames.

The motor home and shed were destroyed and the back of the house was damaged by the fire.

"Any time you have a motor home and a shed, usually there's propane tanks and other flammable situations so things can get ramped up pretty serious pretty fast," said Capt. Aaron Ernsberger with the Phoenix Fire Department.

The homeowner said police saved his dog.

Ernsberger said officers kicked the door in to make sure no one was inside the home and that's when the dog ran out.

No one was injured in the fire, but a man who lives in the motor home said he lost all his belongings.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

The Phoenix Fire Department is working with the Red Cross to get the homeowner and his pets some temporary housing.