Fire Guts Building in Glendale Leaving Stephen and Robert Skuba Dead

A father and his 29-year-old special needs son died on Tuesday morning following a fire outbreak in a house located near 59th and Olive Avenues, in Glendale, Arizona. Firefighters indicated in the accident reports that the fire, which started at about 3 am on Tuesday, April 7, was likely of electrical origin.

A Glendale Fire Department official, Capt. Jason Zeller disclosed that neighbours called to report the outbreak just before dawn, confirming that two people were trapped inside.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the building in flames as described, and ventured into the fire-gutted apartment to rescue the trapped men amid severe heat and smoke. The rescue team was able to pull the father-son pair out of the building.

The 66-year-old father, Stephen Skuba, was discovered dead, while the other man, later identified as 29-year-old Robert Skuba was rescued alive, with severe burns.

Robert was transported to an area hospital, where he eventually passed away. Neighbors confirmed that the 29-year-old was a disabled man, under the care of his father, Stephen.

None of the firefighters was hurt during the fire rescue operation.

While Glendale firefighters believe the outbreak might be an electrical fire, further investigations are ongoing to ascertain the cause as the block construction of the home made the accident reports seemingly inconclusive.

Glendale fire would conduct a joint investigation with the building’s insurance company to verify the cause of the fire.

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