Firefighters battle first-alarm house fire in Tempe

- One person was burned in a first-alarm house fire in Tempe on Friday morning.

Firefighters say one person suffered burns after going into the home to rescue a dog when the fire broke out near McClintock and Guadalupe Roads.

Two other people inside the home got out safely.

"No. You don't expect to see this when you come out in the morning, that's for sure," said neighbor Mark Itter. "I smelled smoke when I got up this morning around 6. I smelled it around 1:30 when I went to bed also. So something was going on."

The fire caused the roof to collapse over the garage and living room area.

"It seems the majority of it is in the attic space," said Assistant Fire Chief Hans Silberschlag. "When the attic burns and the roof does collapse like it did, there's going to be substantial damage to the house itself."

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but three people will be displaced from their home, because of the damage caused.

>>SkyFOX video from the scene: https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1543791172336091/


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