7 people and 7 pets displaced by fire

7 people and 7 pets displaced by fire

YUMA, Ariz. – Two adults, five children and seven pets are now displaced after a fire burned through their homes.

Yuma Rural/Metro Fire officials say they were called out to 41st Avenue and Third Street early afternoon after a series of 911 calls came in to report the fire.

When crews showed up to the blaze they found two trailers and one home in flames. Firefighters were able to put the fire shortly after.

Officials say Red Cross was called to the scene and will be helping the displaced families.

Fire investigators are still trying to figure out what started the blaze.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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