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UPDATE: 3 cats die in apartment fire near Sahara, Hualapai

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 19:31:37-04

Firefighters were on the scene of an apartment fire near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way on Monday.

It as reported around 11:41 a.m. Initially, the fire was reported as a two-alarm fire, but was called off soon after.

Firefighters were able to put a bulk of the fire out within a matter of minutes.

Four people are displaced as a result of this fire. The fire affected two units. One of the occupants of the apartment where the fire started was taken to the hospital to be checked out on advice of the fire paramedics on scene. His condition was not life threatening.

One of the occupants told fire investigators that they smelled smoke in the apartment. It kept getting stronger, so they continued to look. When they looked out the patio door, the patio was fully involved with fire. They escaped without injury.
Fire investigators believe the fire started outside on the patio.
An exact ignition source could not be determined. Fire investigators could not rule out the possibility of careless smoking.
The incident remains under investigation.