TFD responds to second fire in 3 days involving cooking oil

CREATED Feb. 21, 2013

  • Print
  • Courtesy TFD

  • Courtesy TFD

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - TFD units responded a kitchen fire in the 1100 block of East 31st Street around 11 a.m. Thursday. 

In a news release, Cpt. Barrett Baker said that when the homeowner stepped away from the kitchen while cooking oil was heating up, her two daughters smelled something burning from the other room. They saw the kitchen on fire and all three exited the house.

Although the husband was away from the house when the fire broke out, he soon returned and grabbed a green hose next to the front door to begin extinguishing the flames.

Tucson Fire units arrived on the scene four minutes after being dispatched and saw that smoke was still coming from the house.

Firefighters brought a hose line into the house to extinguish flames and perform a search to ensure everyone was out. They extinguished any remaining hot spots and used a thermal imaging camera to confirm that the fire hadn't reached the attic. 

Within three minutes of arriving at the scene, eight units and 21 firefighters managed to get the fire under control. 

There were no injuries to firefighters and Red Cross was not called to the scene. The four residents of the home -- the husband, wife and two daughters -- were not injured.