A two-alarm fire in Green Valley on Monday night set the roof of a retirement community maintenance building ablaze and forced local firefighters to temporarily call for backup while its firefighters put out the blaze.
According to Green Valley Fire District officials, something inside a maintenance building at the La Posada assisted living center started a large fire before 8 p.m.
Neighborhood firefighters were quickly called to the scene. The scale of the fire necessitated contacting neighboring Corona agencies of Tucson Fire Department, Rural Metro and Drexel Heights. District officials confirmed that the Drexel Heights Fire Department backfilled the Green Valley district on Monday evening while the GVFD dealt with the blaze.
Ultimately, the fire required the response of eight engines, including two scale units to approach the fire from above, and two paramedical units.
Although firefighters reported the sounds of explosions inside the maintenance facility as they battled the blaze, residents of the facility were not evacuated and officials did not report no injury or exposure for residents or first responders.
Edward Celaya is a news and marijuana journalist. He has been on both counts since May 2021.
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