A residential fire in midtown Thursday night caused about $5,000 in damage for the homeowners.

Tucson fire crews were called just after 10 p.m. to the home in the 200 block of South Swan Road near East Broadway Boulevard after the residents smelled smoke in their home. They went outside and saw flames on the roof.

The first crew arrived within four minutes of the 911 all found the house fully charged with smoke, Capt. Chris Jurvig, spokesman for the Tucson Fire Department, said in a news release.

“Fire crews were able to contain the fire quickly and stop it from spreading through the attic space,” Jurvig said.

It took 23 firefighters from nine units about 12 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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