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Fire at Yuma house

(Backyard fire in Yuma)….Yuma Fire received the call at 12:30 Thursday afternoon

. Mike Erfert, Yuma Fire PIO, says crews responded to a house in the 7400 block of East 24th Street. Crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the house. Firefighters found the wooden deck and patio completely engulfed, with the fire spreading to the attic. Dry grass around the house was also burning. The PIO says crews were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread any further. The contents of the home were spared. An adult and 3 children were able to evacuate the house safely. No injuries were reported. Investigators believe the fire started in a pile of grass clippings next to the deck. The investigation, however, is continuing.