A man was taken to a hospital with burns and smoke inhalation from a repair yard fire on Tucson's south side Saturday morning, officials say.

Tucson firefighters received the initial call about a tree fire in the 5200 block of South Nogales Highway at about 7:30 a.m.

Fire crews reported a shed on fire with vehicles and appliances stacked throughout the property, a Tucson Fire Department news release said.

While extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found the man, who is in his 40s, suffering from burns. He was taken to a hospital.

The scene was under control in nine minutes, the news release said.

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The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.