15 people displaced after two mobile home fires; two dogs die

CREATED Feb. 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Feb. 19, 2013

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Fifteen people have been displaced and need assistance from the Red Cross after a manufactured home fire.

Capt. Adam Goldberg tells KGUN9 that crews responded to the 1100 block of West La Osa, near Wetmore Road and Flowing Wells.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found one home smoldering and the other home about 60 percent involved.

The residents of both homes were able to safely escape.

Firefighters were concerned with the wind spreading the fire beyond the two units.

Firefighters were also concerned about the close proximity of the homes. Also, access to fire hydrants is limited in this area, and a downed power line during the course of the fire presented an additional hazard.

The two-alarm fire involved 40 firefighters. Two of those firefighters received minor injuries.

Two dogs also died in the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting the two families, which includes six children, with lodging and food.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Both homes are considered a total loss.