Yuma home sustains heavy smoke damage from fire
Yuma firefighters who responded to a house fire Sunday night saw flames coming out from the front window of the home as they arrived on scene.
YFD spokesman Mike Erfert said the call came in shortly after 10 p.m., with firefighters being sent to a residence in the 600 block of South 17th Avenue. Neighbors, who reported the fire, could not confirm if anyone was home.
Erfert said firefighters quickly made entry into the home and searched for occupants as they were putting out the fire. No one was found inside and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Flame damage was limited to a bedroom where the fire was believed to have originated, but Erfert said the entire home sustained heavy smoke damage.
YFD personnel remained on the scene for several hours to ensure all hot spots were extinguished and that the fire had not extended into the attic areas.
Fire investigators were working to identify the cause, but it has not yet been determined.