PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Phoenix fire crews battled a house fire Saturday afternoon in the central part of the city, near Seventh Avenue and Thomas Road.

The smoke could be seen for miles.

Phoenix Fire spokesman Capt. Rob McDade said when firefighters arrived at the home around 1:30 p.m., flames had fully engulfed the house.

Fire crews swept the home to make sure no one was inside. They got themselves out before the roof fell in. They were able to deploy multiple hoses to put the fire out.

McDade said the vacant home is routinely occupied by transients who use warming fires.

McDade says there is heavy damage to the home, but luckily, there were no injuries.

The fire is under investigation.


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