PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Nearly a dozen people have been displaced on Christmas Day after a fire broke out at an apartment building in North Phoenix.
The apartment is located near 35th Avenue and Northern, and the residents affected include young children and a senior citizen, who had to go to the hospital to be checked out.
Adelina Vasquez found a charred family bible while going through belongings that were damaged in the garage fire. She, her sister and neighbors spending this Christmas Day trying to salvage what they can.
"I wouldn't want to wish this on anyone," said Francisca Vasquez. "It's a terrible thing and it's Christmas, so it's a bummer."
Firefighters were called to the complex at about 8:30 a.m. by people reporting smoke coming from the garage. The garage is attached to five apartment units.
The cause of the blaze still under investigation.
Despite all the mess and the damage, everyone is focused on one good thing about this fire, that no one was injured.
"Everybody's OK," said Tiffany Rodriguez. "Everybody's OK, and that just god watching them Christmas morning."