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Updated Nov 3, 2013 - 9:45 am

Firefighters investigate blaze at Tucson church

TUCSON, Ariz. — Firefighters are investigating the cause of an early
morning blaze that ripped through the attic of a three-story church near
downtown Tucson.

Fire Capt. Barrett Baker said the first crews were dispatched to the church
around 2 a.m. Sunday. They found heavy smoke coming from the vents above the
third floor.

More crews arrived and forced their way into the church to make sure no one was
inside.

The firefighters used thermal imagining cameras to locate the fire in the
attic. Multiple holes were cut in the roof to let the smoke escape as crews on
the ground sprayed water into more holes that were cut into the ceiling.

More than 40 firefighters and 15 units responded to the two-alarm blaze. No
injuries were reported.

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