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Yuma home severely damaged in fire

Yuma Fire Department says no one was injured and shares the details

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A carport attached to a Yuma home caught fire Wednesday evening, but luckily all four adults and two kids along with 10 pets made it out okay.

The fire broke out around 9 p.m. on 24th Place and Donna Avenue.

The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) says the family was notified of the fire by neighbors.

YFD Captain Aaron Wonders says the home is definitely damaged and will not be occupied until renovations are made.

"The occupants, the owner will be working with the insurance to get things put back into place and construction done again," says Captain Wonders.

15 personnel were on the scene and Wonders says it took just under 12 minutes to put out the fire.

"So this one was transitional. We started outside, got the carport knocked down then we made our way in through the side door and finished off offensively from the inside as well," Wonders explains.

The Red Cross came to assist the family to find shelter and food.

YFD says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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