Gold Canyon house fire 'a total loss,' Superstition Fire and Medical District says


[Update: A GoFundMe account has been set up for the homeowner, to raise $5,000. As of the afternoon of May 21, it had raised $6,110 from 83 donations.]

No one was injured at an early morning house fire today in Gold Canyon, but the home and its contents "were a total loss," an official said.

The Superstition Fire and Medical District responded to the house fire early Tuesday, May 19.

Firefighters were dispatched at 12:35 a.m. to the 6600 block of South Par Court in Gold Canyon for a report of a house on fire, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, SFMD's public information officer, said.

"On arrival, crews found the home to be heavily involved. The resident reportedly escaped the home without injury and called 911 from a neighbor’s house," he said.

The fire originated in the garage and spread to the interior of the home, he said.

"Firefighters worked for approximately 45 minutes to control and extinguish the fire. Unfortunately the home and its contents were a total loss," Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Ochs said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.