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Tenants evacuated, power lines fall in Mesa apartment fire

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Downed power lines hampered firefighters. (Source: CBS 5 News) Downed power lines hampered firefighters. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Families were evacuated from four units. (Source: CBS 5 News) Families were evacuated from four units. (Source: CBS 5 News)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

Residents of a Mesa apartment complex are safe after they were evacuated from a fire that burned through four units and toppled some power lines.

At least one family was displaced after their unit was gutted. 

Firefighters saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the single-story complex at 234 S. Lazona Dr. when they pulled up shortly after 8:30 a.m.

"Residents were awakened by a neighbor knocking on their door saying their apartment was on fire," said Mesa Fire Department spokeswoman Larissa Devorak.

She said it appears the fire started outside the apartment, worked its way up the side of the building and jumped into the attic.

Devorak said there were no smoke detectors in the units.

"There were some power lines that went down just to the west of the complex that made it tough for fire crews to access the area," she said.

There were no injuries and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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