Arizona Fourplex Gutted By Explosion, Fire

 Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Ten people were hurt when a fire tore through a small apartment complex in Payson. Fire Chief David Staub says the fourplex is a total loss after an explosion ignited the blaze Saturday evening. The fire was reported after sundown and fire crews arrived to find the building completely engulfed. Staub says eight people inside all suffered minor injuries except one person who was transported to a Maricopa County burn center. That person remains hospitalized in stable condition. A family of four displaced by the fire said they got out by jumping from the second floor. They said they lost everything and do not have insurance, so they are currently staying with family.