Man, 4 grandchildren displaced by fire on Tucson's north side

2014-04-06T18:55:00Z 2014-04-06T19:25:23Z Man, 4 grandchildren displaced by fire on Tucson's north sideVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man and his four grandchildren were displaced Sunday afternoon after a fire destroyed their north-side mobile home. 

The man called 911 around 4:40 p.m. and reported his home, in the 3800 block of North Romero Road, and two vehicles outside were all on fire, Capt. Barrett Baker, a Tucson fire spokesman said in a news release. 

When firefighters arrived they determined the home was 50 percent involved and the fire was quickly spreading due to high winds, the release said. 

Crews used hoses to extinguish the fire in the home and the vehicles and were able to bring thee fire under control within 13 minutes.

The 51-year-old man had minor burns.

The four children, ages 4, 6, 6, and 10 were not injured.

The American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter is assisting the family.

The home is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.  

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