PHOTO: A fire in Doney Park reignited early Tuesday morning, causing the loss of a structure and evacuations for a quarter mile.
Evacuations were lifted later in the morning after the fire left a woodworker's home and workshop in ashes near the intersection of Pine Country Lane and Burris Lane off of Highway 89. Carl Lemke, a retired firefighter who lived next door to the burned home, fought the blaze from burning down his property with his neighbors before firefighters arrived on scene.
Some neighbors smacked out embers with flip flops; others were standing in pajamas using shovels and hoses. Lemke, standing in his old Phoenix Fire Department yellow jacket and red fire helmet, said they were trying to slow the blaze before the firefighters arrived to keep it from causing more damage.