House fire on Tucson's south side displaces family of 5

2014-06-02T08:43:00Z 2014-06-02T09:06:29Z House fire on Tucson's south side displaces family of 5Veronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Five people and two dogs were displaced Sunday night after a fire damaged their south-side home. 

Around 7 p.m. one of the residents and another person called 911 to report a house fire in the 5800 block of East Diablo Sunrise Road, near Interstate 10 and Wilmot Road, Capt. Chris Jurvig, a Tucson fire spokesman said in a news release. 

The resident smelled an odor and went to find the source and found the fire in a game room and office attached to the house, the release said. 

The resident helped evacuate another adult and two children but went back into the house and tried to use a garden hose to put out the fire, the release said. 

A neighbor got the resident out of the home before firefighters arrived. 

Firefighters found one dog inside the home and brought it out safely, the release said. 

Crews secured utility lines and cut a ventilation hole in the roof using a chain saw to allow superheated gases to escape. 

It took 22 firefighters about 10 minutes to control the fire, the release said. 

Nobody was injured. 

Investigators determined the fire started in a trash can by discarded smoking materials, the release said. 

Damage is estimated at $15,000. 

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