YUMA, Arizona. – On Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, shortly before 9:00 PM, a house fire was reported in the 2000 block of East 24th Place. First arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke and fire coming from an outside storage room and carport area of the home. Firefighters quickly knocked the fire down and extinguished it before it could spread throughout the home.
There were four adults and two children home at the time of the fire, as well as several pets. The occupants were alerted to the fire by neighbors and were able to evacuate safely with their animals. There were no injuries. The outside storage room and carport area sustained heavy fire damage and parts of the home sustained smoke and heat damage. The home will not be able to be reoccupied until repairs can be made. The American Red Cross responded as well, providing assistance to the occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation.