Neighbors extinguish outside fire with baking soda, officials say

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Two people extinguished an outside fire with baking soda Tuesday night on the east, according to a release.

A witness driving down Dakota Drive near Arizona Pass called 911 after seeing red or orange flames outside, officials said. The woman found a neighbor, and they put out the fire with baking soda.

The woman told crews the fire had a funny smell, and a lieutenant said the fire smelled of kerosene or lighter fluid, according to the release.

The two people told firefighters they didn’t see anyone leaving the area before the fire. The origin of the fire is still unknown, officials said.