- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a man using a blow torch to burn weeds started a fire that spread up a wall and into the attic of his home.

Fire Capt. Barrett Baker says the man discovered the fire when he smelled smoke about an hour after he used the torch earlier Wednesday evening.

Baker says flames in the attic were visible through a vent on the side of the home and that one crew of firefighters pierced the home’s tile roof to put water on the fire the fire. Meanwhile, another crew on the ground sprayed water at the fire through the vent.

No damage estimate is immediately available but the three people who live in the home were displaced and went to stay with relatives.


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