Large home being used as short-term rental heavily damaged by fire in north Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — An early-morning blaze that was originally thought to be extinguished at a Scottsdale home flared back up into a large fire that caused extensive damage.
Fire crews were initially called to the single-story home around 5:30 a.m. located on 79th Street, just north of Dynamite Boulevard between Scottsdale and Pima roads. There, they located a fire in the attic. Fire officials say the home was being used as a short-term rental and that all 15 people inside made it out safely when the smoke detectors started going off.
Crews quickly got the fire under control, but the Scottsdale Fire Dept. says a hot spot flared back up. The fire then spread to other parts of the home, with flames visible shooting through the roof. Fire officials upgraded the call to a first-alarm response, calling for additional manpower.
No injuries were reported as the result of the fire, but officials say a firefighter was taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion. He’s reportedly doing well.
As of 1 p.m. Monday, firefighters remain on scene putting out hot spots. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
According to online rental information, the 4,200-square-foot luxury home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, and was available to rent for $14,000 per month.
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