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Firefighters say naked Arizona man tried to douse house fire

December 31, 2019 GMT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Fire department officials in Arizona have confirmed no injuries were reported after a naked man attempted to put out a house fire in Cave Creek.

Firefighters arrived Tuesday to discover flames coming from the roof of the two-story house and a man who lives at the home on the roof attempting to put the fire out with a garden hose, KPHO-TV reports.

At least two people were displaced at the home about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Phoenix, authorities said.

The naked man initially refused to come off the roof but eventually got down and attempted to run back into the burning home, Rural Metro Fire Department officials said. Maricopa County Sheriff deputies stopped him from re-entering, authorities said.

Phoenix and Scottsdale fire crews fought the fire for more than two hours before it was brought under control, authorities said. They believe the fire possibly started as a chimney fire, crew members said.