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Roof collapses in overnight house fire

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

An early morning fire destroyed a valley home and neighbors are concerned the people who live there were trapped inside.

Cell phone video shows the size of the flames and how quickly they engulfed the home on Desert Drive near Dobbins in South Phoenix.

Chester Haymore shot the footage, he also kicked down the front door to make sure his neighbors weren't inside. "Screaming and yelling trying to see if someone is there you know to say hey come on out" said Haymore.

"There's 6 people who live in there there's little kids too" said Amanda Gonzales.

Amanda Gonzales took pictures of the massive fire and watched fire crews go into the burning structure. Fire-fighters had to pull out shortly after entering because the roof collapsed making it too dangerous even for them.

Her dad says he last saw the family next door, renters, who moved in two months ago around 11 p.m. last night. "I don't think there's anybody there, I pray there's nobody inside" said Manuel Gonzales.

Once it was determined that no one was inside the focus then moved to the houses next door making sure flames didn't spread there.

"It was really close to our house. The flames were coming out the side house I'd say inches away from the house is it looked like" said Amanda Gonzales.

The blaze had to be fought with a defensive strategy by fire-fighters. Investigators are still working to determine the cause. Neighbors are also concerned about two pit bull pups they says the family owned.

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