Fire damages Phoenix apartment building; man detained
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a fire of unknown origin damaged a two-story apartment building and displaced 21 residents Friday while also resulting in police taking a man in custody.
The Phoenix Fire Department says firefighters stopped the fire in a second-story unit from spreading to the seven other units but that smoke rendered them uninhabitable.
No injuries were reported from the fire, but police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said the complex's property manager suffered a cut on a hand during an encounter with a knife-wielding man in the unit where the fire occurred.
According to Carbajal, the confrontation occurred after the property manager entered the unit with a fire extinguisher after he saw smoke.
Carbajal says the man who was in the apartment was detained pending further investigation.