Body found after fire at home in midtown Tucson

2013-06-03T00:00:00Z 2013-06-04T08:00:36Z Body found after fire at home in midtown TucsonArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Body found after fire at home in midtown

A body was found after a house fire was put out Sunday morning.

Tucson firefighters were called to the 1900 block of North Julius Stravenue, near North Craycroft Road and East Pima Street, around 11:30 a.m., said Capt. Barrett Baker, a Tucson Fire Department spokesman.

The identity, sex and age of the person were unknown, Baker said.

The Tucson Police Department is assisting with the investigation, he said.

No further information was available Sunday.

Motorcyclist killed in south-side crash

A 45-year-old man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle on Tucson's south side Saturday night.

Javier Rascon was riding on South Alvernon Way near East 31st Street when he lost control of his motorcycle and ran into a guardrail, Tucson police said in a news release.

He was wearing a helmet, and speeding was not believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.

Detectives from the Traffic Investigations Unit are investigating, police said.

It is the third motorcycle fatality this year.

Lifeguards' 911 call helps save 8-year-old

An 8-year-old boy is recovering from a near drowning at a public swimming pool in Marana Sunday.

Northwest Fire District paramedics received a 911 call from lifeguards at the Ora Mae Harn District Park pool, saying the child was breathing but unconscious, said Capt. Adam Goldberg.

He said they believed the boy had been underwater about four minutes.

The child was flown to University of Arizona Medical Center and was responding well, Goldberg said.

Family members were also at the pool at the time of the incident.

"What is shows us is that even at a community pool where there are lifeguards present, parents cannot let their guard down when their children are in the pool," he said. "Those lifeguards are watching 50 or 60 kids."

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