Second-alarm fire destroys 4 homes under construction at lot in Phoenix
PHOENIX — Four homes that were under construction in Phoenix were destroyed by a second-alarm fire on Sunday morning, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire near Tatum Boulevard and Bell Road just after 9:30 a.m. and found multiple houses under construction on fire, the Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.
The potential of the fire and the number of homes on the lot resulted in the blaze being quickly upgraded to a second-alarm fire.
Four houses on the construction lot had significant damage and were considered a total loss, authorities said, while five additional houses had significant smoke damage.
Firefighters are currently on the scene of a 2nd Alarm House Fire near Tatum & Bell Rd. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/2oAcj1GwQ8
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) August 22, 2021
Firefighters will remain on the construction lot throughout the day to assure all hotspots are extinguished.
There were no injuries from the incident and investigators are on scene working with the owners of the construction lot to determine the cause of the blaze, authorities said.
No additional information was made available.