Man, 79, killed in Apache Junction house fire, wife escapes

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(Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District) (Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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(Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District) (Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District)
(Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District) (Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District)
APACHE JUNCTION, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 79-year-old man was found dead in his living room of his Apache Junction home after a fire that started around 1:30 Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said part of the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The deceased man's wife made it out of the burning home safely.

No firefighters were hurt in the incident.

A neighbor told reporters that before fire crews even got to the scene, some of them tried to get inside the house to save the man but they were unable to because the flames were too intense.

School bus routes in the area of 25th Avenue to Tomahawk Rd and Yavapai to 26th Avenue and Yavapai will be impacted because of the fire investigation. 

School bus routes in the immediate area along 25th Avenue, Yavapai and Tomahawk may possibly not be running through the afternoon drop-off times because of the investigation.

Crews are still working to figure out what started the fire. 

[Google Map: Tomahawk Road and Southern Avenue]

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