Fire rips through Tucson apartment complex, 1 hurt
TUCSON -- An early morning fire that tore through a Tucson apartment complex has left at least one person hurt.
Rural/Metro Fire Department spokesman Capt. Grant Cesarek says crews arriving at the Highlands Apartments on the city east side just before 5 a.m. Sunday found six apartments burning and several others damaged.
Some residents were awakened by smoke detectors but others were evacuated by firefighters going door-to-door.
Cesarek says the injured person had burns and smoke inhalation and was taken to a local hospital. There's no word on the person's condition.
It took firefighters almost an hour to control the fire. Investigators are trying to determine the cause and the American Red Cross is helping displaced residents find shelter.