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West Side dormitory fire triggers small evacuation

Citizen Staff Writer

Citizen Staff Report


Drills paid off and everyone was safe after a fire broke out Friday in the attic of the Manzanita dormitory at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

Tucson Fire Capt. Trish Tracy reported that the blaze at 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. was controlled at 8:37 p.m.

It was called in at 7:41 p.m.

Fourteen units and 50 firefighters battled the blaze.

Three children and two staff members were evacuated from the dorm. They will be housed elsewhere on campus.

During the week, the dorm houses nine students and five adults.

“They have audible and visible fire alarms and smoke detectors, and practice their escape plan once a month,” Tracy said. “Everybody understood that when they noticed a fire they went ahead and went to the meeting place.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said.

No one hurt; blaze controlled at Az Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

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