Downtown Phoenix retirement home evacuated after fire breaks out, woman found unconscious

Phoenix firefighters responded to a fire at a retirement home in downtown on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The fire broke out in the building's third floor near 12th and Washington streets around 8 p.m., causing an evacuation of a retirement home of about 100 residents.

"Firefighters made their way to the third-floor unit and found a small kitchen fire with minor extension to the cabinets," the fire department said.

Crews found an unconscious woman on the floor. She was taken to the hospital and is in "extremely critical condition."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Courtesy of the Phoenix Fire Department

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