Entered On: June 20, 2012, 4:20 pm
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Rural Metro Fire Department responded to an address in the 4700 block of E. American Beauty Drive reference a report of a structural fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed parts of the upper floor of the residence were engulfed in flames. It was later determined that the residence has been unoccupied for approximately the past year, and nobody was found inside. A nearby residence had to be evacuated for precautionary reasons.
During Rural Metro’s firefighting efforts, a firefighter suffered burns to his hand and had to seek medical attention.
Further investigation showed that the house had been disconnected from gas and electricity. As the fire was deemed suspicious, Sheriff’s Arson detectives responded to the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
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