A home in Anthem was destroyed after it caught fire a second time in two days Friday morning.
The home was undergoing some plumbing repair work when Daisy Mountain firefighters were called to put out a fire at the home Thursday in the 3000 block of West Summit Walk Court in the gated Anthem Country Club neighborhood.
A plumbing contractor was soldering water pipes in the garage when sparks caught the wall on fire which spread up the wall to the attic, but firefighters were able to contain it to the attic and salvage the majority of the home, Daisy Mountain Fire Chief Dave Wilson said.
The Daisy Mountain Fire Department said the fire was extinguished at the home, power was shut off and crews inspected the home every two hours. Daisy Mountain Fire Department spokesman Dan Jarrett said the last fire watch happened at 11:30 p.m. and they found no smoke or changes in temperature.
Jarrett said the rafters in the garage were sagging and due to concerns of the building collapsing, crews were held out of the area except to spray water from the outside.
Neighbors alerted the fire department about 5 a.m. Friday that the fire had reignited.
Units from Phoenix, Glendale and Daily Mountain fought the fire, but to no avail, Wilson said. The attic was fully engulfed and the roof collapsed.
He said firefighters were quickly chased from the interior of the home Friday and forced to fight it from the exterior to prevent it from spreading to neighboring homes. Jarrett said the fire did spread to one neighbor's home and firefighters pulled some ceiling and some roof tiles off to stop the flames.
Wilson said the homeowners and family were staying at a hotel during the repairs and were not at home Friday morning.
There were no reports of firefighter injuries.
Wilson said the fire remains under investigation.
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