TUCSON (KVOA) – One dog is dead after a fire engulfed a midtown home Wednesday evening.
At around 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, Tucson Fire Department crews were dispatched to the 400 block of East Helen Street near Fourth Avenue and Speedway Boulevard in reference to house fire.
While the crews were able to control the fire in 18 minutes, one dog was pronounced dead at the scene after the firefighters administered oxygen and perform canine CPR on the pet.
However, the emergency personnel were able to rescue two other dogs, who also required oxygen and CPR.
In addition, 12 residents were able to safely evacuate from the house fire.
TFD said the individuals displaced by the fire will be staying with family as repairs are made.
Fire investigators are working on determining the cause of the fire.
HOUSE FIRE 🔥 #TucsonFire was dispatched at 8:19 Wednesday evening to the 400 block of E. Helen Street for reports of a house fire. Engine 3 was first to arrive on scene at 20:24, where they began pulling lines for primary attack, with heavy smoke and flames exiting the back.. pic.twitter.com/6M7dKUSmNE
— Tucson Fire Department (@TucsonFireDept) March 17, 2022
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