The fire broke out around 9:15 a.m. Friday at a home on Pierce Street, near 11th and Roosevelt streets. Phoenix Fire Capt. Carl Chandler says crews arrived to find a small apartment behind a main house on fire. Firefighters worked to quickly extinguish the blaze, as they also discovered a man in his 70’s suffering from serious burn injuries. He was rushed to a burn center in critical condition.
Thick, black smoke could be seen from ADOT cameras placed along Interstate 10 in the area before firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
“Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames, start treatment and transport the patient to a local burn center,” Capt. Carl Chandler said in a press release.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. No other information was made available.
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