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Firefighters knock out shed fire
Firefighters knocked down a shed fire Monday night on the 800 block of 20th Avenue.
The Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to a report of multiple explosions and a shed on fire at about 8:15 p.m. Monday night.
“We received a 911 call for a shed on fire (and) multiple explosions coming from the shed and endangering the residents,” Rural/Metro spokeswoman Charly McMurdie said.
The two occupants of the house safely left the property, and the fire was knocked down by Rural/Metro with assistance from Yuma Fire Department.
“There was a live power line down, and APS (Arizona Public Service) secured it so we could work without getting injured,” McMurdie said.
Fire officials won't know what caused the explosions until they can investigate.
“The explosions were minor. We won't know what caused them until the investigation. There was so much clutter around the shed that they can't go in until daylight,” she said.
Although the home does not have power, the homeowners refused to leave the property and declined assistance from the Red Cross.
“They didn't want to be separated from their dogs,” McMurdie said.
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