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Two residents safe after fire
Two Yuma residents, along with two dogs, safely escaped a burning home Tuesday evening.
According to the Yuma Fire Department, a residence at 2956 W. 20th Place caught fire at about 6 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home and began efforts to extinguish the fire and to keep it from spreading to neighboring buildings.
Firefighters doused the blaze, which investigators determined had ignited in a bedroom. The bedroom was heavily burned, and much of the rest of the home sustained heat and smoke damage.
Emergency personnel located the residents, a man in his early 70s and a woman her early 60s, along with their two dogs. They had exited the home without serious injury.
The residence was not able to be reoccupied because of the severity of the damage. The now-homeless residents, whose identities were not released to the public, are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.