Tucson firefighters suspect a fire at a mobile home on Tucson's northside began with a resident using a blowtorch to burn spiderwebs.

Firefighters arrived at a mobile home on the 4000 block of East Blacklidge Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but firefighters suspect a propane torch was used to burn spiders and spiderwebs from under the trailer, the Tucson Fire Department said in a news release. 

The fire was contained to one mobile home and no serious injuries were reported. An elderly woman was carried out of the fire by her son and neighbors. 



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