A burning garage collapses on a vehicle in an east-side home on May 24, 2019.

Three residents and their six dogs all escaped their east-side home early Friday morning while the walls of their burning garage collapsed onto a vehicle, officials say.

Tucson Fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the garage and attic into the living space, said Captain Nate Campbell, Tucson Fire spokesperson, in a press release.

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The three people and six dogs who live in the home, in the 9900 block of East Leila, all evacuated to the front yard, Campbell said. The residents are able to stay with family, and Red Cross will provide them with clothing.

No one was injured, Campbell said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.