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Tucson Fire responds to mobile home fire on north side
Tucson Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire in the 3400 block of North Flowing Wells Road, the second fire in the city within a two hour period. A neighbor called 911 reporting smoke and flames coming from the home and the initial information provided stated that the resident wasn’t coming out of the home.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 10:44:57 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:44:57 GMT



Follow-up: From panic to a miracle, first responders step up to save life of Maricopa toddler
When the calls went out, they sent shockwaves in multiple directions. For a mother, it was a horrific nightmare come to life. Panic set in, only to be followed by terror and confusion, holding onto the slimmest hope of a positive outcome. For a first responder, it was all too familiar, as each prior incident leaves a permanent mark on the psyche.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2019 12:43:46 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered site
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:43:46 GMT



Tucson Fire Department responds to vacant house fire near Missiondale and Los Reales
Tucson Fire Department responded to a house fire on the southside on Monday. Crews were called to the area of 7200 block of South Missiondale Road about a report of a house fire. Crews were able to confirm flames coming from the front door of the home. The initial Engine Company immediately started to extinguish the front yard.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 10:40:24 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:40:24 GMT



Phoenix: Court docs indicate fentanyl found in 1-year-old's system after parents smoked while she was in the car
A couple was arrested last week after they were found smoking fentanyl in a car with their young daughter in the back seat, according to court documents. Police said in the probable cause statement that officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle and found Pablo and Denise Solorzano smoking in an SUV with the baby in the back.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 9:47:31 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:47:31 GMT



'Suspicious' Coolidge mobile home fire under investigation
A fire that broke out in a mobile home just outside Coolidge city limits is considered "suspicious in nature." Coolidge firefighters were called out to the structure fire in the area of Bartlett Road and Fifth Street just before 11:30 a.m. Monday and reported finding a mobile home completely engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 1:52:39 PM - SOURCE: Coolidge Examiner - Metered site
Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:52:39 GMT



New north Phoenix fire station launches with grand opening party
VIDEO: The City of Phoenix celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station 55 Saturday morning. This is the first new station built in the city in 10 years. Phoenix firefighters, community leaders and city officials welcomed the public to celebrate the launch of the new fire station near I-17 and Jomax.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2019 3:35:26 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:35:26 GMT



Tucson Firefighters extinguish structure fire near downtown
Multiple fire crews were dispatched a reported fire in the 500 block of South Ninth Avenue on Monday morning, Oct. 14. The report came at 5:50 a.m., and the first unit on the scene confirmed that there was some smoke and a small amount of flame coming from the rear of the structure. A neighbor used a residential hose on the fire until TFD units arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 8:37:38 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:37:38 GMT



Bullhead City Fire department teaches safety with a bit of fun at annual fair
Saturday’s Fire Prevention and Life Safety Fair was, to, paraphrase a cereal commercial from a generation ago, kid-tested and parent-approved. The Bullhead City Fire Department invited the community to Bullhead Community Park to learn about safety in the home, on the water and elsewhere. But the event didn’t skimp on opportunities for fun.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2019 11:18:32 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:18:32 GMT



Scottsdale voters will decide $319M bond request on Nov. 5
Scottsdale residents Paula Sturgeon and Sandra Schenkat could often be found debating opposing views on local issues, whether online or at city meetings, but the women have joined together in support of the city's $319 million bond request. Schenkat says the bonds will provide funding to upgrade infrastructure and maintain residents' quality of life.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2019 7:54:51 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:54:51 GMT



Communities throughout Arizona talk about fire safety to help prevent tragedy
VIDEO: The steps to preventing a tragedy are surprisingly simple, as long as you know what steps to take. Lowe's Home Improvement stores throughout the state are hosting free fire safety workshops, to help keep your home safe from a fire. The reality is far from pretty. Truth is a flame can spark in the right conditions and right now.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2019 8:57:59 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:57:59 GMT



Medical transport helicopter makes emergency landing north of Phoenix
VIDEO: A medical transport helicopter made an emergency landing just north of Phoenix after reporting smoke in the cockpit Thursday night, firefighters said. Phoenix Fire said the Daisy Mountain Fire Department made contact with the helicopter when it landed near 16th Street and Carefree Highway. The patient being transported on the helicopter was taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 9:36:04 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 News
Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:36:04 GMT



Greer firefighters help save distraught man
Veteran firefighter of 25 years, Rob Irons, was named a 2019 Firefighter of the Year by United Fire last month for his part in saving a man who was on the edge of suicide. But this was not just any man. He was a brother firefighter from the Phoenix area who was camping in the White Mountains with his 5-year-old son.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 5:43:19 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:43:19 GMT



Multiple animals rescued from Phoenix home during fire investigation
Multiple animals were rescued from a home in Phoenix after firefighters responded to reports of a house fire on Thursday. According to Phoenix fire officials, crews responded to a home near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard around 1 p.m. Crews did not see anything from the outside of the house and made their way inside to investigate.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:37:42 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:37:42 GMT



Fire district annexation of Bison Ridge completed
In July of this year the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD) Governing Board authorized the circulation of petitions for annexation to include the Bison Ridge community in the fire district. At the September 23 fire board meeting, the annexation was deemed complete and the Bison Ridge community, as well as surrounding properties including some forest land, were officially annexed into the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 5:43:04 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:43:04 GMT



Page Fire Department’s Open House
The Page City Fire department, under the direction of Chief Jeff Reed, held an Open House on Wednesday (10/9) that allowed the public… and many kids… to get an inside look at their Fire department. The event was held in honor of October being Fire Prevention Month! There were a lot of fun activities, giveaways, popcorn, and door prizes.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 7:51:22 AM - SOURCE: Lake Powell Life
Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:51:22 GMT



Before the flood: System to predict rising water is tested in Phoenix and Flagstaff
Although this monsoon season was one of the driest on record, parts of Arizona were pummeled with rain in late September, leading to intense flooding in Apache Junction and other cities. “I don’t like to over dramatize things when we say rescue,” said Richard Ochs, a longtime member of the Superstition Fire and Medical District.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Cronkite News Arizona PBS
Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Hundreds honor retired Tucson Fire Captain Roger Tamietti
VIDEO: Roger Tamietti was larger than life. The retired fire captain was dedicated to his family and fellow firefighters. His impact on those around him was obvious as hundreds gathered in Sahuarita for his memorial service on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Tamietti served on the Tucson Fire Department for 32 years; rising through the ranks and retiring as a captain in late 2015.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 8:39:55 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:39:55 GMT



Casa Grande Fire looks to replace 3 stations and start ambulance service
The Casa Grande Fire Department revealed a plan for the future to the City Council Monday night that includes possibly relocating three existing stations and adding an ambulance service. Fire Chief Scott Miller told the council that rather than adding an entirely new station that would have to be filled with new staff and equipment, the department is looking at the possibility of relocating three of its stations along with the equipment and staff.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:03:54 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:03:54 GMT



Mesa fire crews save dog stuck in wall
PHOTOS: It was a Mesa Fire & Medical crew to the rescue after a little dog found himself in a tight spot. The dog somehow got his head stuck in a wall! Neighbors became aware of the pup's predicament when they heard the little guy crying, so they called for help. A crew from Mesa Fire & Medical was dispatched to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:44:12 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:44:12 GMT



Tucson Electric Power: Wildfires still a concern
While California plans to shut off power to 900,000 customers to avoid a possible devastating forest fires, Tucson Electric Power is staying the course. That means TEP won’t do anything different than it does for any fire season. California experienced some of its most damaging forest fires last year, especially the Camp Fire which did an estimated $16.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:51:49 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:51:49 GMT



Pima County: Rural Metro Fire educates students about fire safety
VIDEO: Wildfire danger is spreading across Northern Arizona and California. Red Flag Warnings are common during this time of year, especially after Arizona experienced below-average monsoon precipitation. Power was cut off for nearly one million California customers on Wednesday in order to prevent fires from starting.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 11:12:55 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:12:55 GMT



Apartment fire leaves ten people displaced in Phoenix
VIDEO: Ten people were displaced from their homes following an apartment fire in Phoenix overnight. The fire broke out in the bedroom of the apartment near 19th Avenue and Cactus Road just after midnight. The Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters began battling the fire in the bedroom when they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 4:46:37 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:46:37 GMT



Fire Department: 6-year-old, 2 others injured in collision in Phoenix
A 6-year-old boy is remains in extremely critical condition after he and two adults were struck by a car in Phoenix Tuesday night. Rescue crews were called to the scene near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road around just before 8 p.m. According to Phoenix police, a 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup was being driven by a 23-year-old southbound on 75th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 8:43:06 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:43:06 GMT



Firefighters work to put out blaze at palm tree farm near Casa Grande
VIDEO: Firefighters from the Eloy Fire District worked to put out a blaze that began at a palm tree farm near Casa Grande Tuesday afternoon, according to a post on the fire district's Facebook page. According to the Facebook post, the fire was in the area of Signal Butte and Selma Highway. "The fire is very large, and will affect local traffic through the afternoon," the Facebook post read.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 11:23:21 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:23:21 GMT



Former Huachuca City fire chief involved in auto crash on the way to sentencing in Bisbee
Former Huachuca City Fire Chief Jon Andrew Allmon was involved in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon as he headed east on Highway 90 to his sentencing hearing in Bisbee. Allmon’s white pick-up truck slid off the road just west of where Highways 90 and 80 intersect. He careened 50 feet down into a ravine, Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 7:37:27 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:37:27 GMT



Editorial: Police, fire pensions pose a fiscal hazard for counties, towns statewide
Bad. Very bad. Getting worse. But there’s hope. That’s the shorthand summary of the impact of the underfunding of the state’s retirement system for police officers and firefighters, which remains in crisis despite recent reforms. That means almost every fire department, police force and sheriff’s office will need a big taxpayer bailout.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 1:01:12 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:01:12 GMT



Residential Fire in Oak Creek Valley
On Saturday October 5th, at approximately 4:15 PM, the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a Residential Fire in Oak Creek Valley. VVFD was originally dispatched to a tree on fire near a house. While en route the call was changed to a residential structure fire. Crews viewed a significant column of smoke while driving to the scene and upgraded to a “working fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 11:59:50 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:59:50 GMT



Coolidge plant fire under investigation
The cause of a chemical fire that broke out at a Coolidge manufacturing plant and resulted in the evacuation of residents living near the facility is currently under investigation, officials from the Coolidge Fire Department said. The fire was first reported at around 2 p.m. Friday at Bright International, which manufactures cosmetic products.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 6:41:11 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 01:41:11 GMT



Man sets fire to backpack along outside wall of Tempe Center for the Arts
A man was arrested after setting fire to an outside wall of the Tempe Center for the Arts. Tempe police report that on September 30, a man later identified as 26-year-old Damien Keith Duddridge, set a small backpack on fire against the back wall of the center. Police say the incident was captured on surveillance video where police allegedly saw Duddridge set the fire, then leave on a bicycle.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 1:42:34 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:42:34 GMT



Black Mesa Ranger District continues Nagel Prescribed Burn
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct burning operations within Burn Blocks 13,17,19, 20 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from Oct. 7-18. Burn Block 13 and 17 will be West of FR 717, South of FR 100, and East of FR 9429.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 9:13:09 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:13:09 GMT



Bullhead City man admits to 2017 arson, violating probation
A Bullhead City man wept openly Thursday when he entered a plea agreement that could send him to prison. Cory Charles Hess, 42, conceded that he smoked marijuana and violated probation from a 2017 case for being armed when he threatened children who had thrown rocks in his neighborhood. Hess also pleaded guilty to arson of an occupied structure for setting on fire a home in the 5600 block of South Pearl Street in Mohave Valley on March 5.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 11:08:28 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:08:28 GMT



Saint David Fire District firefighter who died in the line of duty honored during national memorial
An Arizona firefighter who died in the line of duty last year after he collapsed during a training drill was honored during a national memorial on Sunday. Joshua Eugin was one of 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018, according to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He was remembered during the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Three officers hospitalized after fire ignites during standoff in Phoenix
Three Phoenix police officers were hospitalized after a fire started during a standoff situation Sunday night. Firefighters were called to the home near 30th Avenue and Indian School Road around 8:15 p.m. Police say a female aggravated assault suspect barricaded herself inside the home and caught an unknown substance on fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2019 9:38:10 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 04:38:10 GMT



About 40 people evacuated due to 1st alarm apartment fire, Chandler Fire Department says
VIDEO: Nearly 40 people were evacuated due to a 1st alarm apartment fire in Chandler early Monday morning, the Chandler Fire Department reported. The apartment fire was in the area of Galveston Street and McQueen Road. Chandler fire told Arizona's Family crews on the scene that the fire started in a bedroom of the apartment.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 8:44:48 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:44:48 GMT



Wildfire at Flagstaff's Schultz Pass fully contained
A new wildfire in the Flagstaff area is under control. Officials with the Coconino National Forest said on their facebook page that firefighters fully contained a six-acre fire Sunday night in the Schultz Pass, between Mt. Elden and the San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff...near the fire scar left behind by this summer's Museum Fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 5:31:45 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:31:45 GMT



Bowie Volunteer Fire District responds to crash involving four injured people
Bowie Volunteer Fire District and other agencies responded to a crash involving four people, early Saturday morning. One victim suffered major injuries, while three victims had minor injuries, BVFD said in a Facebook post. Multiple agencies assisted in the crash that happened at 5 a.m. San Simon Volunteer Fire District called in a helicopter to the scene of the accident.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 10:45:02 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:45:02 GMT



San Tan Valley man recalls scary moments trying to save dogs from swarm of bees
VIDEO: His legs and neck covered in red marks, a San Tan Valley man can call himself a survivor. Marshall Biddinger jumped into action when his neighbor came to him for help. Her four dogs were trapped in her backyard, under attack from a massive swarm of bees. The Rural Metro Fire Department says the incident happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 9:42:00 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 04:42:00 GMT



Crash closes southbound lanes of Arizona Avenue
PHOTO: A traffic accident in Yuma sends four people to the hospital and shuts down the southbound lanes of Arizona Avenue. It happened just before seven Thursday night in the 1500 block of Arizona Avenue. Yuma Police say a Chevy Equinox was pulling out of a driveway when a Ford F-150 hit it. The impact flipped the Equinox onto its roof, trapping the driver inside.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2019 5:41:21 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:41:21 GMT



Three agencies respond to wildland fire in Vernon
PHOTO: A wildland fire started in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept. 30 on the top of Serviceberry Hill near downtown Vernon. Although the fire was small, high winds and the proximity to area homes created a potentailly dangerous fire situation. Ironically, the fire was a result of a fuel reduction project where residents were working to clear some of the brush and trees from their private property; they had concluded the process on Friday, Sept.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2019 5:49:31 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:49:31 GMT



Valley Metro bus catches fire near Scottsdale
PHOTOS: The Arizona's Family news chopper was overhead when a Valley Metro bus was burning on a street just outside Scottsdale Thursday evening. It happened in the area of Chaparral and Pima roads, which is on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land, shortly after 6 p.m. Aerial video showed flames engulfing the very back of the articulated bus.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 6:38:00 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019 01:38:00 GMT



Three injured in single vehicle rollover accident in Sierra Vista
PHOTO: Three people were injured in a single vehicle rollover crash Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3. Multiple local agencies responded to the accident near the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Highway 90. Citizens who stopped at the scene of the accident removed two victims from the rolled vehicle and began rendering aid until emergency medical services arrived minutes later.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 4:40:25 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:40:25 GMT



Longtime Tucson firefighter, union leader Roger Tamietti dead at 61
Roger Tamietti, a longtime Tucson firefighter and former president of the Tucson Fire Fighters Association and part of a large clan of TFD personnel, died Wednesday morning at age 61. Tamietti joined the Tucson Fire Department in January 1984, online records of the Tucson Fire Foundation show. He was promoted to paramedic in 1988, and became a captain in 2005.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 11:58:01 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:58:01 GMT



Somerton man thanks the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department for saving his life
A Somerton man is thanking the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department and the crews who saved his life after undergoing cardiac arrest earlier this year. According to the Somerton-Cocopah Fire Department, on May 25th of this year, Curtis Laverdiere experienced extreme chest pain and called 9-1-1. When the Somerton Cocopah Firefighter-Paramedics arrived they immediately loaded Mr.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 12:48:58 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:48:58 GMT



Valley fire departments making changes to prevent cancer
VIDEO: Fire departments across the Valley say they're making big changes in order to prevent crew members from getting cancer. Fire Captain Kyle Carman with the Tempe Fire Department says crews are not only using wipes to clean off their skin immediately after fighting a fire, but they also have buckets in every truck that they fill with water and soap to scrub down everything they're wearing.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 6:36:07 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 01:36:07 GMT



Update: Structures lost in fire at San Xavier Co-op
Multiple structures burned to the ground in a fire Tuesday night, leaving the San Xavier Co-Op Farm with substantially less space for its hay bales. “It was very devastating for us to experience a fire such as this,” said Gary Chavez, with the San Xavier Cooperative Farm. “We do service tribal members with our hay, as well as southern Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 7:43:37 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 02:43:37 GMT



How the Tucson Fire Department prepares for overdose calls
VIDEO: It's a Wednesday morning at the Tucson Fire Department headquarters downtown. An overdose call comes in and soon crews are out the door. "The little bit of information we have determines the level of protection that we put on, and then some of the equipment" said Captain Nate Weber. On the way to the scene the crew only knows what the dispatcher tells them.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 7:19:32 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:19:32 GMT



Hay fire burning near San Xavier Mission sends smoke over parts of Tucson; County issues air pollution health watch
Smoke from a hay fire burning near San Xavier Road and I-19 is fouling the air over the southern parts of Tucson. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality issued an air pollution health watch because of the “smoke and the potential for elevated levels of particulate matter in certain areas of town, particularly west and southwest of Tucson.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Man accused of dousing car in gasoline, lighting it on fire by Circle K gas pumps in Glendale
A man was arrested in Glendale on Monday on suspicion of lighting his car on fire at a Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road, court documents say. The man, identified as 26-year-old Timothy Bartlett-Youngblo in court records, ran inside the Circle K to grab a fire extinguisher and unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire after starting it by the gas pumps, according to the court documents, which include a probable cause statement from Glendale police.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 11:08:50 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 06:08:50 GMT



Phoenix firefighters battled traffic, mangled metal to get to wrong-way crash victims
Phoenix Fire crews faced several challenges Monday night saving five people involved in a wrong-way crash. According to the Arizona Department of Safety, a 40-year-old man from Cave Creek was driving the wrong-way car that crashed into several other cars traveling southbound on I-17 near Thomas Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 8:46:38 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 03:46:38 GMT



4-month-old dies after being left in car outside Phoenix school district building
VIDEO: A 4-month-old girl died Tuesday after being left in a car outside a Phoenix school district building for several hours. Phoenix firefighters were called to the scene near 39th and Sweetwater avenues just before 4 p.m. When crews arrived on scene at the Washington Elementary School District facility, the child was beyond any resuscitative efforts and was pronounced deceased, Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade said.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 9:48:17 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 04:48:17 GMT



Woman pleads guilty in Kingman arsons
A woman accused of twice setting fires at a downtown Kingman property faces a possible prison sentence after entering a plea agreement Monday. Patricia Craft, 28, pleaded guilty to one arson of an occupied structure count, in exchange for dismissal of a second arson charge. Craft was jailed June 20 on suspicion of setting multiple brush fires near the downtown Kingman home where she resided with seven other people, including her children.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 11:25:29 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 06:25:29 GMT



Follow-up: ATF called to investigate fire at ABC Discount Center in West Phoenix
The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating a fire that destroyed a discount store at 35th Avenue and Van Buren on Sunday, September 29. The fire began around 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning and quickly escalated in size and scale, fully engulfing the ABC Discount Center located near 35th Avenue and Van Buren.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Willmeng Construction breaks ground on City of Surprise fire station
PHOTO: Willmeng Construction Inc., a Phoenix-based commercial general contractor, recently broke ground on a 21,000-square-foot fire station for the City of Surprise. The new Fire Station 304 will be located in the growing northern area of the city at 163rd Avenue and San Ysidro Road. Surprise voters approved a bond to fund construction of the station, which will replace the temporary modular station currently in use.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 7:51:17 AM - SOURCE: AZ Big Media
Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:51:17 GMT



Meet Sonny, the Phoenix Fire Department's new arson dog
Tuesday, Oct. 1, is National Fire Pup Day, a time to recognize the canine firefighters that have long been members of fire departments across the country. So on this day, the Phoenix Fire Department introduced the public to “Sonny," the department's new arson dog. Sonny is a 2-year-old “Goldador,” a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZFamily.com
Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Chandler firefighters dealing with stressful workers’ comp cancer battles
VIDEO: Dan Morrow has been on the job as a firefighter with the city of Chandler for 19 years. He was burned while on a house fire in 2009. “All the reflective tape was burned off my jacket, my SCBA mask was melted till where I couldn’t see anymore, my helmet was bubbled over, and my right glove was melted to my hand,” Morrow described the event.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 4:50:40 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:50:40 GMT



Tucson: Firefighters called to RV fire on northwest side
PHOTO: Firefighters from Northwest Fire District were called to the scene of a fire in an RV on Tuesday morning, Oct. 1. The fire near Orange Grove and Montabella did not affect Orange Grove traffic. No further information was immediately available.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 7:56:48 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:56:48 GMT



Minimal growth on Ikes Fire following windy weekend
After two days of strong winds over the wildfire, minimal growth occurred in critical areas of the Ikes Fire on the Kaibab Plateau. The wildfire remained at a little more than 11,000 acres in size despite the high wind event. Last week, two helicopters were used over portions of the fire below the canyon rim in Quaking Aspen Canyon to reduce the threat to unburned areas on Kaibab National Forest lands northeast of Fire Point.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2019 9:28:25 AM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:28:25 GMT



Phoenix Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at 35th Avenue and Van Buren
VIDEO: More than 60 firefighters responded to a fire that started at a discount store 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street, according to officials with the Phoenix Fire Department. Phoenix fire crews arrived at the strip mall where the fire started around 4 a.m. Sunday. Crews were able to contain the fire to the discount store, with surrounding buildings only seeing minimal damage from smoke.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2019 7:42:18 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 29 Sep 2019 14:42:18 GMT



Veteran-focused BLM Gila District crew achieves hotshot certification
A veteran-focused fire crew in Southern Arizona has achieved the certification to be an Interagency Hotshot Crew. The Bureau of Land Management’s Gila District announced Friday that the Aravaipa Veterans Fire Crew became the BLM’s 13th IHC nationwide. “We’re proud of the Aravaipa crew’s accomplishments and the continued efforts to develop a workforce of veterans,” Gila District Manager Scott Feldhausen said in a press release.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



After APS explosion injures 4 firefighters, Arizona cities enact battery storage laws for utilities, homeowners
When firefighters were called to an Arizona Public Service Co. facility in Surprise earlier this year for a fire, they didn't know there were giant batteries inside, storing energy for future use on the electrical grid. They found out when they got to the scene, and conducted tests before entering the building.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2019 7:47:03 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:47:03 GMT



Cooler Phoenix weather brings increase in hiker rescues
Just because cooler high temperatures are present in the Valley with the arrival of fall, Phoenix Fire Department is advising hikers not to let those conditions fool them into a false sense of security. Fire Captain Danny Gile said even with high temperatures only in the 90s, hiker rescues increase.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2019 7:35:55 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019 02:35:55 GMT



Somerton-Cocopah Fire responds to second canal crash
A busy day for Somerton Cocopah Fire - its crews dealt with two different crashes along the banks of the city's canals. Firefighters say they got a call about an accident at County 17th and Somerton Avenue just after 3:30 Friday afternoon. They arrived to find a Ford minivan lodged on a cement canal abutment, and a Buick sedan in the center of the road.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2019 9:52:47 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Sat, 28 Sep 2019 04:52:47 GMT



Tempe firefighters rally to shave heads, support fellow member battling cancer
Firefighters are heroes that put their lives on the line to save others. But now, a Valley firefighter is dealing with his own battle, stage four colorectal cancer. With the crowd cheering him on, Tommy Arriaga got his head shaved on Saturday. It's the next step in his battle with cancer, something he says he got while on the job as a Tempe firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2019 4:17:49 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sat, 28 Sep 2019 23:17:49 GMT



Queen Creek breaks ground on new fire station
The Town of Queen Creek recently broke ground on Fire Station 4, a new station located in the northeast area of Town on Signal Butte Road, just north of Queen Creek Road. The addition of Fire Station 4 is a step towards fulfilling the Fire Master Plan, which identifies five fire stations in Queen Creek.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 12:07:11 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:07:11 GMT



Toddler pulled from Goodyear pool
A child was pulled from a pool Friday morning in Goodyear and was not breathing, according to fire officials. Fire crews arrived at a residence near Indian School and Perryville roads about 7:30 a.m. to learn that a 20-month-old girl fell into a pool, was pulled out and was not breathing, according to Goodyear Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wayne.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2019 9:40:04 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:40:04 GMT



City of Surprise fire department donates engine to local high school
A West Valley high school received a shiny red donation for its fire science program this week. The Surprise Fire-Medical Department on Wednesday gifted Valley Vista High School with a retired engine, according to a city press release. The truck is a 2006 EONE Cyclone Pumper that was taken out of commission as required by the city’s replacement policy.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 5:19:51 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:19:51 GMT



Authorities investigating serious 3-vehicle crash on MC-85 in Buckeye
A serious 3-vehicle crash on MC-85 has all lanes blocked in Buckeye early Friday morning. Multiple fire department personnel and deputies responded to the crash on MC-85 near Rainbow Road around 6 a.m. Arizona's Family news chopper showed firefighters working on extricating a patient from one of the vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2019 7:57:50 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:57:50 GMT



Helicopters to help suppress growing Ikes Fire
In an effort to stop the Ikes Fire's progression to the north, fire managers will utilize helicopter bucket drops in Quaking Aspen Canyon. The 11,000-acre lightning caused wildfire which is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest became active last week during a wind event that produced wind gusts to 45 mph.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Stopping The Bleed: Prescott School District Employees Learn Emergency Medical Skills
There are now over 450 more people in the Prescott community who know how to effectively stop someone from bleeding out during a medical emergency. On Monday, Sept. 23, every Prescott Unified School District employee went through a crash course in bleeding control. The training program, known as Stop the Bleed, was offered by ICSAVE (Integrated Community Solution to Active Violence Events).
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Tonto National Forest lifts fire restrictions
The Tonto National Forest has lifted restrictions on building campfires, smoking and target shooting. The restrictions had been in place since June when about 200 people living near Roosevelt Lake were evacuated because of a wildfire. The Tonto National Forest was the only one in Arizona to implement fire restrictions this year.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 7:35:17 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:35:17 GMT



Kids can be a Little Fire Fighter for a Day
Bring the kids and let them experience being a Little Fire Fighter for a Day at Prescott Fire Department drill ground (Training Center), 2900 Sundog Ranch Road from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Littles with their Bigs will be introduced to some aspects of the first responder world.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 2:58:12 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:58:12 GMT



Johnson Fire near Prescott almost 50% contained
A fire in northern Arizona that triggered evacuation orders this week is now almost half-contained. Officials said Thursday morning the 166-acre Johnson Fire, about 8 miles south of Prescott, was 46% contained. Residents in the Lookout Mountain and Maverick Mountain areas of Prescott National Forest were told to evacuate Sunday, but the order was lifted Monday.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Storm brings damage to Fountain Hills deja vu
PHOTO: Just 10 days shy of a year since a tropical storm remnant inundated the ball fields at Golden Eagle Park in 2018, it happened again on Monday morning this week. More than two inches of rain fell in the center of Fountain Hills over a three-hour period beginning around 6 a.m. on Sept. 23. Water rushing down washes flowed again up to the dam in Golden Eagle Park where it backed up.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2019 9:28:55 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:28:55 GMT



Related: Avondale, Buckeye firefighters rescue man trapped atop pickup in flooded wash
PHOTOS: Crews from two cities were called out to rescue a man who was trapped on top of his truck in a flowing wash Monday evening. Units from Avondale Fire and Medical teamed up with the Buckeye Fire Department's technical rescue crew for the operation at 411th Avenue and Salome Highway, which is south of Interstate 10 about an hour west of Phoenix.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 1:39:38 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:39:38 GMT



Crews securing perimeter of Johnson Fire; chance of additional rain today, tomorrow
With the recent inclement weather and high humidity, fire crews have had some time to secure the perimeter around the Johnson Fire, forest officials said Wednesday morning, Sept. 25. Monday’s precipitation assisted with extinguishing heat in lighter fuels, but significant heat remains in heavier fuels, mainly on the north side of the fire where crews will concentrate suppression efforts moving forward, according to a Prescott National Forest news release.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Follow-up: Fire engine at center of public safety fight in Surprise
VIDEO: A fire engine is at the center of a fight over public safety. The union representing firefighters in the city of Surprise says the city is taking away a much-needed resource. President of the Surprise Firefighters Association Mike Payne says the city is choosing to take away Engine 305 and replace it with a truck, called a low acuity unit.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 5:46:28 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:46:28 GMT



Man charged in Phoenix furniture store fire
A man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a Phoenix furniture store earlier this month. The Phoenix fire department responded to a fire at the Del Sol Furniture store near 32nd Street and Thomas Road. When they arrived, they reportedly found customers evacuating and a haze in the store. The smoke turned out to be smoldering insulation in the wall of the building according to fire officials.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 2:58:13 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:58:13 GMT



Firefighters put out two house fires likely started by lightning in Phoenix area
VIDEO: Severe weather has already caused massive flooding, wind damage, and even tornadoes, but it also likely started two house fires Monday night. Firefighters said a house fire near Tatum Boulevard and Lincoln Drive was ignited by a lightning strike around 8 p.m. Neighbors called 911 saying lightning struck the roof of the house, causing it to catch fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 5:42:37 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:42:37 GMT



Update: Mesa wants to take land through eminent domain, owner says he's being shorted
The Mesa City Council approved Monday for the city to acquire eight acres of land, likely through eminent domain, to construct a new public safety facility for police and fire departments. Eminent domain is a government’s right to seize private property for public use if necessary, while paying the original owner “just compensation.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 9:51:45 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:51:45 GMT



2 teens get stuck in far north Phoenix due to floodwaters
VIDEO: A couple of boys who were playing on their bicycles ended up getting trapped because of floodwaters in far north Phoenix on Monday. The pair was having fun in the desert when they got surrounded by water in the area of Interstate 17 and Jomax Road. That's when one of the boys called his father and said, "Don't be mad but we're trapped," one of the parents told Arizona's Family.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2019 8:31:37 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 03:31:37 GMT



Prescott Fire Crews Tended To A Structure Fire
Prescott Fire crews responded to a structure fire Monday afternoon. Four Prescott fire engines and one from Central Arizona Fire and Medical responded to the fire at around 3 p.m. on Sonora Drive in Prescott, which is on the northwest corner of Granite Creek Park. When units arrived they found an abandoned multi-story building with heavy smoke and fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KAFF 92.9 FM
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Man, woman swept away in rushing waters rescued in Apache Junction
VIDEO: A man and woman swept away in rushing floodwaters in Apache Junction have been rescued. Both were overcome by the powerful current on the roads near Tomahawk Road and Broadway Avenue. Up to seven rescue units were called to the area to help. "It's really dangerous," said Captain Castaneda with the Superstition Fire & Medical Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fight brewing over northeast Mesa police-fire site
Mesa considers eight acres at Power and Brown roads the best site for a long-awaited police and fire facility targeted at reducing unacceptably long response times in northeast Mesa. After negotiations to buy the property went nowhere and the landowner spurned a $2.1 million offer, the Mesa City Council is scheduled to decide Monday whether to initiate eminent domain proceedings, if necessary, as “a matter of public necessity.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2019 1:44:37 AM - SOURCE: East Valley Tribune
Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:44:37 GMT



Crews battle fire at Phoenix apartment building
PHOTOS: Crews with the Phoenix Fire Department battled a blaze at an apartment building Friday night. The fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m. at the Casa Quieta apartments near 27th Avenue and Colter Street. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found fire coming from the roof of the apartment building.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2019 8:25:04 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:25:04 GMT



Johnson Fire tops 200 acres, evacuations remain
The Johnson Fire, which is 8 miles south of Prescott, on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, has burned approximately 200 acres and has zero containment. The cause is under investigation, forest officials said Monday morning. Sunday night the fire was active on the north end as it burned in heavy dead and down timber.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2019 3:09:27 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:09:27 GMT



Pallet fire threatened buildings near Cocopah Casino
PHOTOS: We have new details on and new photos of a fire that broke out Friday evening near the Cocopah Casino. Firefighters tell us the blaze started in a pallet yard near County 14th just east of Highway 95. Photos show just how close it burned to the corrals at nearby Saddles of Joy. Somerton Cocopah Fire and Rural Metro immediately moved to protect buildings.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 9:34:02 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:34:02 GMT



North Rim fire more active again due to winds, low moisture
An 8-week-old wildfire that for weeks had minimal growth and smoke is now more active in and near the Grand Canyon due to strong gusty winds and below-normal moisture. The fire burning on the national park and adjacent Kaibab (KYE'-bab) National Forest poses no danger to structures but forest spokeswoman Jacqueline Banks said Friday the fire's southwestern edge is again visible to visitors.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2019 2:49:48 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:49:48 GMT



Sun City fire stations get remodeled, repaired
A number of small projects aim to remodel and make repairs at the Sun City Fire and Medical department’s three stations. Station 131, 17017 N. 99th Ave., has a number of issues. Fire department officials are gathering bids for air conditioner replacement. They are also looking at replacing the tile floors.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 10:18:27 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:18:27 GMT



Mesa: Construction worker has life-threatening injuries after dump truck turns over
VIDEO: A construction worker has life-threatening injuries after the dump truck he was driving turned over Thursday afternoon. The man in his 30s was in the caged driver's compartment when the Komatsu heavy haul dump truck tipped over at a construction site in east Mesa at Higley Road and Longbow Parkway just after 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 4:42:49 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:42:49 GMT



Abrazo West Campus hospital staff honors EMS heroes
Abrazo West Campus honored local Emergency Medical Services personnel for heroic work during its annual EMS Heroes awards luncheon on the hospital campus. “As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the Abrazo West Campus serves the West Valley and patients from as far away as the Arizona/California border,” said Abrazo West CEO Christina Oh.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 10:18:22 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:18:22 GMT



Whiskey Fire now 20% contained
The 4,190-acre Whiskey Fire is now 20% contained. But the fire, burning about eight miles east of Turkey Butte Lookout is not expected to be fully contained until Oct. 16, according to an incident overview at InciWeb, an incident information system. Wednesday, fire managers on the Whiskey Fire used a helicopter to perform aerial ignitions to supplement the efforts of firefighters conducting hand ignition burnouts, according to a news release from the Coconino National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 1:11:12 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:11:12 GMT



Winging it! No rescue too small for Avondale Fire & Medical crews
PHOTO: Firefighters do far more than fight fires. They also make time to save our loved ones, big and small. Crews at Avondale Fire & Medical found themselves freeing a tiny feathered friend Thursday who found himself stuck in a tight spot. An Avondale family brought their pet bird, Shadow, to Fire Station 174.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 10:57:15 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:57:15 GMT



Massive fire breaks out in downtown Miami
PHOTO: Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in downtown Miami, Arizona Thursday morning. Miami Police Chief Keith Thompson said they received their first 911 call of a fire just after 2 a.m. in downtown Miami near Keystone Avenue and Sullivan Street. Five fire departments are still fighting the fire which is taking up half a city block.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 7:53:25 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:53:25 GMT



A Boot Camp for Women Firefighters in Jacob Lake
The Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park joined together to facilitate a Women in Wildfire (WIW) boot camp. Experienced firefighters from the forest and park mentored, taught and challenged 16 women selected to participate in the training, the first one the Kaibab has hosted. The (WIW) boot camps are a pathway for women to learn about and prepare for careers in wildland fire, in many cases a profession that they may not have previously considered.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lake Powell Life
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Following a Dry Monsoon, Secondary Fire Season is Upon Arizona
Typically late summer and fall are not know for being the "fire season" across Arizona. Arizona fire season is more commonly associated with late spring and early summer as we wait for the monsoon rain to arrive. This monsoon been unusually dry with many locations across Arizona reporting record low rainfall.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 5:32:58 PM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:32:58 GMT



Follow-up: Forest Thinning Contractor Won’t Face Blame For Museum Fire
A preliminary report by investigators on the Museum Fire shows no negligence by the contractor conducting forest thinning operations. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the company and employee on the job followed all requirements to prevent wildfire when it began in July. "This was not negligence in any way, shape or form on their part, and we certainly are not looking to assign blame to that individual or that company.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 3:38:07 PM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:38:07 GMT



Coolidge Fire Department teaches students about safety
“Smoke goes up, the fire alarm goes beep, beep, beep and we go down.” That was what children gathered at Heartland Ranch Elementary School’s gym enthusiastically chanted back to firefighters giving a presentation to their school last Thursday. More than 20 years ago, Charlie Mitchell launched the Fire Safety Poster Contest in Coolidge as a way to drive home the message of safely responding to and preventing fires to young children.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 8:38:02 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:38:02 GMT



Avra Valley Fire crews respond to mobile home fire
Avra Valley Fire District responded to a mobile home fire Tuesday night. AVFD say upon arrival crews could see smoke coming from underneath the mobile home at 9900 Block of North Volk Road. Firefighters used attack lines and were able to control the fire within eight minutes. AVFD say the fire was caused by the oven, which got over heated and spread to the floor boards setting them on fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 9:42:14 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:42:14 GMT



Whiskey Fire causing significant smoke in the Flagstaff area
The lightning-caused Whiskey fire has been creating a significant amount of smoke in the Flagstaff area, according to a Tuesday press release from the Coconino National Forest. The 3,900-acre fire is burning approximately eight miles east of Turkey Butte Lookout near Forest Service Road 538 to the southwest of town.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 8:11:27 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:11:27 GMT



Miraculous recovery celebrated during visit in Somerton
A surprise visit leads to a joyful reunion in Somerton. In May of 2017, Jesus Sandoval and a friend wrecked an all-terrain vehicle near the County 17th Main Drain. The ATV hit a concrete piping cover, and the teens were both launched into the Main Drainage Canal. Fortunately, an Arizona Public Service worker saw the crash.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 3:46:51 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:46:51 GMT



 

 
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