According to a news release from the Tucson Fire Department, residents of a north side fourplex called 911 around 3 a.m. and reported seeing flames outside a window facing an alley of the building in the 2500 block of North Fontana Avenue. The fire displaced eighteen people and seven dogs.
The fire destroyed an electrical panel that provided power to all four units. The firefighters brought the fire under control within six minutes and contained the fire to the exterior of the building.
The initial cost of damage is estimated at $10,000. Only two of the units had minimal smoke damage and broken windows, the release said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.