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Woman found dead in mobile home fire near Apache Junction
A woman was found dead after a fire broke out in a mobile home early Friday morning near Apache Junction. Fire crews responded to a house fire call just after 1 a.m., according to Shawn Gilleland of the Rural Metro Fire Department. When firefighters got to the scene near University Drive and Signal Butte Road, the mobile home was engulfed in heavy fire and smoke, Gilleland said.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 7:38:07 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:38:07 GMT

False alarms cost Phoenix more than just money
False alarms in Phoenix come at a hefty price for city officials, business owners and residents alike. False alarms from businesses and residential areas cost fire and police officials millions of dollars and many hours each year, according to the City of Phoenix website. An article by local radio station KJZZ claims 986 of the 48,256 alarms Phoenix police responded to last year involved crimes.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Your Valley
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Northwest Fire District opens new station
VIDEO: The Northwest Fire District has a new fire station. It is located west of I-10 at 10350 W. Tangerine Road and will serve the up-and-coming Gladden Farms neighborhood. Station 341 has been open for less than a month and crews are already making a difference in the neighborhood. The fire district says they have seen response times to calls in the area decrease.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 1:09:00 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:09:00 GMT

Longtime NAU Forestry And Ecological Restoration Professor Announces Retirement
Northern Arizona University says a top forest restoration pioneer is retiring. The university says Wally Covington will retire in January after 45 years there as a professor of forestry and executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute. In a written statement, NAU said Covington's contributions have had a big impact on current forest management and policy in the U.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNAU Arizona Public Radio
Posted on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Man rescued after trying to cross flooded Dry Beaver Creek in Yavapai County
Sometime before 8 a.m. Wednesday, Copper Canyon Fire rescued a middle-aged man who tried to drive his pickup truck across Dry Beaver Creek. But the creek wasn’t dry, Copper Canyon Battalion Chief Dale Duns said Thursday as he described what he called a “dynamic rescue” that involved close to 40 of the county’s first responders.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 9:37:56 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:37:56 GMT

Update: Arizona group sends letter to city leaders pushing for firefighter change
Cities across Arizona have denied firefighters worker’s compensation as they battle cancer believed to be caused by their jobs. But with momentum at the state level, a handful of municipalities have started to change course. On Tuesday, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns sent a letter to cities’ top political leaders.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR News 92.3 FM
Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Southwest Gas donates truck to Pirtleville Volunteer Fire Department
PHOTO: For the second time in less than a month, Southwest Gas, has donated a truck to another local organization. Last month, a 2011 Ford F150 was donated to the Douglas Area Food Bank. Last week, a 2012 Ford F250 utility truck was donated to the Pirtleville Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD). According to Jim Creason, manager of the Southwest Gas Douglas office, the truck that was donated has been well maintained, has new tires on it, and approximately 118,000 miles.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 9:54:45 AM - SOURCE: Douglas Dispatch
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:54:45 GMT

Rural Metro responds to house fire near Sabino Canyon in Tucson
Rural Metro Fire Department responded to a house fire near Sabino Canyon and Snyder Rd., Wednesday morning, Dec. 4. The residents woke up to smoke alarms and a house filled with smoke, but were able to safely evacuate, according to John Walka with with RMFD. Firefighters found flames burning the walls and attic space, but controlled the fire within 20 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 9:18:26 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:18:26 GMT

Propane heater starts house fire in Dewey
Firefighters were fortunately able to extinguish a Dewey home fire before anyone was injured or irreparable damage was done to the building Monday night, Dec. 2. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) crews responded to the home in the 14000 block of E. Bradshaw Road at about 11:30 p.m., according to a CAFMA news release.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 2:42:37 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:42:37 GMT

Tucson Fire Department: Fire damages multiple condos on east side
Crews reported smoke in the area as they were traveling to the incident on the east side. Crews were able to make access with hose lines through the condo's front door and get a quick knockdown of the fire, according to TFD Capt. Tom Carpenter. A primary search was completed to confirm that there was no one inside the multi-story housing unit.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 5:24:04 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:24:04 GMT

Scottsdale: Burn Foundation slates annual tree festival
If you haven’t bought your holiday tree yet, you might want to consider a chance to get a beautifully decorated tree while helping burn victims and their families. The Arizona Burn Foundation will hold its annual Festival of Trees, which the foundation says “captivates the spirit and imagination of the holiday season in a winter wonderland that encompasses beautifully professionally decorated trees.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2019 12:35:41 AM - SOURCE: East Valley Tribune
Posted on Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:35:41 GMT

Big changes for Phoenix FD decontamination protocol after 2 occupational cancer deaths
VIDEO: There are new, big changes to the way Phoenix firefighters are protecting themselves against cancer while they’re still at the scene, and they’re already seeing encouraging results. Phoenix firefighter Capt. Nicole Minnick says she's learned a lot. “We didn’t know what we know now,” she said.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 9:07:39 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:07:39 GMT

Changes in Tucson's dispatch system reduce wait times for 911 callers
Since Tucson combined its police and fire communications centers in 2018, hold times for 911 calls to police have been cut by three-fourths. The city has also upgraded its technology to dispatch multiple fire units from different stations to multiple calls at the same time, which is expected to reduce response times.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Fuel leak causes big backup on Loop 101 in Scottsdale
A fuel leak caused a big backup on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. Multiple lanes were blocked as crews work to clean up the fuel spill on northbound Loop 101 at Cactus Road. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a cement truck's gas tank leaked fuel on the roadway. Arizona Department of Transportation hazmat crews along with DPS and fire crews were working to clean up the fuel spill.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Phoenix Fire crews help two women in separate mountain rescues on Camelback Mountain
Two women were helped off Camelback Mountain in separate mountain rescues on Monday afternoon. Fire crews originally responded to Camelback Mountain for reports of a 39-year-old woman who had fallen on her way down and was injured, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. However, as crews were on the mountain for the first rescue, a park ranger found a second woman who was also injured.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2019 4:44:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:44:44 GMT

Prior to fatal Arizona flood, residents near Tonto Creek begged for a bridge
VIDEO: Before three young children were swept down the flooding Tonto Creek on Friday, the creek's dangers were all too familiar to the people living along the intermittent waterway near Roosevelt Lake. A bridge has long been desired there, but the $20 million price tag is out of reach for the county and was rejected multiple times by the federal government.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 5:21:55 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 01:21:55 GMT

Man dead following mobile trailer fire in Phoenix
One man was found dead after a mobile trailer went up in flames on Friday night in Phoenix, fire crews say. Phoenix firefighters were called out to the fire in the area of 31st Avenue and Danbury Drive, near Bell Road, around 10:20 p.m. In the early stages of this investigation it is unclear who caused the fire or how it started.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2019 10:39:52 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2019 06:39:52 GMT

Woman injured, several pets rescued following Scottsdale house fire
A woman is in a hospital and several of her pets were rescued following a house fire in Scottsdale Sunday. The incident occurred near the area of 82nd Street and Camelback Road. According to Scottsdale fire, a woman was transported to the hospital for burn injuries. Firefighters also rescued several pets from the scene.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2019 11:31:09 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:31:09 GMT

Fire agencies in Sun City area in good shape for staffing
The Scottsdale Fire Department is facing a period of heavy retirements in the next five years, but Northwest Valley fire services are on a firm footing with staff. Scottsdale is a fairly new city department, having been creating July 1, 2005 after purchasing that portion of Rural Metro, including infrastructure and staff.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sun City West Independent
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Fire destroys Fountain Hills home
An overnight fire destroyed a home in the 15000 block of Palomino Boulevard in Fountain Hills on Friday, Nov. 29. Firefighters responded to the blaze at about 2 a.m. and found flames already through the roof. Fire Chief Dave Ott said the residents of the home had already evacuated so the fire fight went defensive immediately due to the instability of the roof and to protect surrounding property.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2019 1:41:24 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times - Metered Site
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:41:24 GMT

After Woodbury Fire, flooding major problem for Reevis Mountain School in Roosevelt
VIDEO: The Woodbury Fire may be out but it keeps causing damage. Without vegetation in the burn scar, the rain has nowhere to go. The flames burned two of Peter Bigfoot's yurts and scorched some of his supplies this summer at Reevis Mountain School. But now the rain is causing more problems. "The forest fire doesn't scare me half as much as the rain coming down.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2019 8:56:43 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Sat, 30 Nov 2019 04:56:43 GMT

17-year-old girl who tried to get into her home via chimney had to be rescued by Phoenix firefighters
VIDEO: Phoenix Fire crews rescued a teenage girl who got stuck in a chimney Wednesday night. The rescue was streamed live on FOX 10 Phoenix's Facebook page, as well as on FOX News Now. According to a fire spokesperson, the incident happened near 16th Avenue and Baseline Road. The girl was reportedly inside the chimney for more than 1.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV Fox 10 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

House fire leaves Wittmann family without home days before Thanksgiving
A fire tore through a home in Wittmann early Tuesday morning, displacing a family just days before Thanksgiving. Fire crews responded to the home along 216th Drive before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Video from overhead shows the home a total loss. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Arson detectives will work to determine what caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 4:44:20 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:44:20 GMT

Man rescued after falling 50 feet into hole on construction site in San Tan Valley
VIDEO: A surveyor fell 50 feet at a construction site and will live to tell the story. Rural Metro Fire received an emergency call on Tuesday morning from the crew's supervisor. The call said a man had fallen through plywood and into a retention or drainage trench at a new home construction site near Schnepf and Combs roads.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 2:28:48 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 22:28:48 GMT

Crews extinguish house fire on Tucson's south side
PHOTOS: The Tucson Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 5500 block of south Pinta Avenue on Tuesday. Crews received the call at 2:16 p.m. and arrived on scene three minutes later, according to a press release from TFD, where they saw smoke and flames coming from the front door. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze in 20 minutes with the help of nine units and 23 firefighters on scene.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2019 6:41:08 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 02:41:08 GMT

Buckeye Hazmat crew investigates substance found in Lewis Prison cell that sickened 3 employees
A hazmat crew is investigating Monday afternoon after five employees at Lewis Prison reported adverse reactions to a substance found in a cell, the Buckeye Fire Department said. Firefighters responded to the prison a little after 2 p.m. in response to reports of guards in close proximity to the cell feeling lightheaded and vomiting.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 3:46:22 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:46:22 GMT

Eloy firefighters battle two structure fires on same morning
PHOTO: The Eloy Fire District was busy Nov. 19 responding to two structure fires. At 5:05 a.m., units were dispatched to a commercial building fire in the 4000 Block of E. State Route 84. When firefighters arrived on-scene they found thick smoke coming from a processing area within the Monsanto/Bayer facility.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 9:24:41 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered site
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:24:41 GMT

Phoenix man dead after car falls on him
A man died after a car fell on him, trapping him underneath, according to fire and police officials. The Phoenix Fire Department says the victim is a 55-year-old man. It happened near 79th Avenue and Indian School Road at about 1 p.m. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Fire crews initially said a car jack had failed, causing the car to fall on the man.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 1:40:55 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV 12 news Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:40:55 GMT

‘How NOT to fry a turkey’: Phoenix firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep-frying your Thanksgiving bird
VIDEO: Thanksgiving has become synonymous with eating turkey — but it can also lead to disaster if you’re not careful with the deep-fryer. In fact, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association, followed by Christmas and Christmas Eve. In 2017, fire departments across the country responded to an estimated 1,600 cooking fires.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 10:53:20 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:53:20 GMT

Emergency Response Robot to join Peoria Fire
PHOTO: The Tohono O’odham Nation provided a large grant to the city of Peoria for the purchase of an Emergency Response Robot to be used in critical and life-saving situations by the emergency and fire departments. City Manager Jeff Tyne said the robot, likely with wheels and movable arms, will be bought with a $108,000 grant provided by the Tohono O’odham and thanked the nation’s leaders for their support.
- PUB DATE: 11/25/2019 1:41:50 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:41:50 GMT

Gilbert Fire and Rescue rolls out its first ambulance service
PHOTO: Monday marked a first for Gilbert Fire and Rescue. The department unveiled its first ambulance service, with maintaining “fast and efficient response times” the main goal of the new asset. “I think it’s going to benefit the citizens of Gilbert as a whole,” Assistant Fire Chief of Operations Bob Badgett told KTAR News 92.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2019 3:55:10 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2019 11:55:10 GMT

Three displaced after apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Three people are displaced after an apartment fire in Phoenix Sunday night. Firefighters were called to the scene near 7th Street and Hatcher Road around 5 p.m. Crews say when firefighters arrived on scene, they found a three bedroom apartment with heavy smoke and fire. Officials say two women living in the apartment were able to escape the fire and a third woman was at work when the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2019 5:53:52 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2019 01:53:52 GMT

Crews pull motorist out of car in three-vehicle Green Valley wreck
PHOTOS: Green Valley Fire crews pulled an injured motorist out of a car in a four-vehicle wreck Friday. According to the department, the crash happened at 11:35 a.m. at Duval Mine and Alpha Roads. One vehicle T-boned another, causing one of the vehicles to roll over on top of a third vehicle waiting at the intersection.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 12:38:42 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:38:42 GMT

Crews respond to fire at Phoenix Goodwill
PHOTO: Firefighters went to a fire at a Goodwill near 32nd Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix on Friday night. Crews said they went to the store after they received several 911 calls reporting a lot of smoke coming from the building. They said they had trouble getting in but eventually found a palette of debris on fire inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2019 9:42:48 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV 12 news Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:42:48 GMT

Casa Grande fire chief named Chief of the Year
Fire Chief Scott Miller has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association. Miller was presented with a fire ax at Monday’s Casa Grande City Council meeting in recognition of the award. “I’ve known Chief Miller since the early '80s,” said Randy Karrer, the fire chief from Golder Ranch Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 3:08:15 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:08:15 GMT

Man severely burned in north Phoenix townhome fire
VIDEO: A man is in the hospital after a huge fire burned him at his townhome in north Phoenix on Thursday. A police helicopter crew first spotted the smoke on 26th Avenue, south of Bell Road, and told firefighters about it around 8:30 p.m. Fire crews were called out, and when they got there, they saw flames coming out of the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 9:36:35 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:36:35 GMT

Nine units displaced after apartment fire in Glendale
PHOTO: Crews quickly extinguished a fire burning on the third floor of a Glendale apartment complex on Olive Avenue Thursday. Firefighters said there was ammunition exploding, but no injuries were reported. Crews were able to keep the fire confined to the apartment where it started. Nine units will be displaced because of the smoke and water damage, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 10:58:34 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 news Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 06:58:34 GMT

Phoenix crash seriously injures 4, including 2 kids
VIDEO: A two-car crash in Phoenix has left four people with serious injuries on Thursday. It happened after 7 p.m. at 35th Avenue and Camelback Road. Two of the four hurt are children, and firefighters say they are roughly 8 years old. They were taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The other two are women and were hospitalized as well.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 7:48:30 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 03:48:30 GMT

Smoke alarm triggers evacuation at Best Western in Douglas
Guests staying at the Best Western Inn and Suites on Seventh Street were forced out of their rooms Thursday night after the activation of a smoke alarm led to a response from the Douglas Fire Department. According to Douglas Fire Department spokesman Lt. Matt King at 9:21 p.m. the DFD received a call for a possible smoke alarm activation and responded to the scene with an engine, its ladder truck, and an ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 11:45:55 PM - SOURCE: Douglas Daily Dispatch
Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:45:55 GMT

Emergency crews arrive at flooded area near Anthem after water rescue call
VIDEO: Emergency crews are at a flooded area in Anthem where a pickup truck is trapped Wednesday night. Daisy Mountain firefighters were on the scene in the area of near 27th Avenue and Joy Ride Road. They said three people were trapped in the truck, but bystanders saw them get out and onto dry land.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 6:37:31 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:37:31 GMT

Puppy rescued from storm pipe by Mesa firefighters
A baby puppy has a new home after being rescued from a storm pipe at a Mesa park Thursday morning. A woman walking by heard sounds coming from the storm pipe and called the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. Crews responded and found a baby puppy had made his way inside, according to a tweet from Mesa Fire and Medical.
- PUB DATE: 11/21/2019 9:37:52 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:37:52 GMT

Four displaced in East Side Tucson house fire
Everyone is safe after an East Side Tucson home caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The 911 call came in to fire crews at 4:17 p.m. reporting a fire and popping sounds at a home in the 7200 block of E 19th St. Crews reported seeing smoke on the way to the scene. When they arrived five minutes later they found two men and two women outside the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 6:46:53 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:46:53 GMT

Elderly woman, dog killed in west Phoenix house fire
A woman and her dog are dead after a house fire in west Phoenix on Wednesday morning. Phoenix fire told Arizona's Family that an elderly woman was pulled from the house fire near 43rd Avenue and Cholla Street. Arizona's Family news chopper was over the scene where flames could be seen bursting through the roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 9:27:37 AM - SOURCE: AZ
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:27:37 GMT

Glendale first responders honored with “Life Safety Award”
VIDEO: A Glendale firefighter and police officer were honored with an award Tuesday after their life-saving efforts during an apartment fire. Glendale Police Officer Ty Nowatzki and Glendale Fire Department Firefighter Kyle Knight are credited with saving two men from the second story of the apartment complex after Knight hoisted the ladder and Nowatzki helped them down around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 5:01:27 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:01:27 GMT

Tucson Fire Departments stay ready for calls during rainy weather
VIDEO: As the first wave of this week’s rain hit Tucson’s southwest side, it turns out that it’s a good thing to see fewer fire engines on the road and more at the station. That means more people are playing it safe on the road. However, Drexel Heights Fire District Battalion Chief Joe Batton said firefighters are always prepared for days like this — no matter the severity of the storm.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 6:50:26 PM - SOURCE: KOLD News 13
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:50:26 GMT

Multiple fire agencies assist in Oro Valley hiker rescue
PHOTO: Multiple fire crews came together Tuesday to rescue a stranded hiker in Oro Valley. Capt. Adam Jarrold, a public information officer with the Golder Ranch Fire District, said in an email crews were called at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning about a stranded hiker about a mile up the Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 3:38:46 PM - SOURCE: KOLD News 13
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:38:46 GMT

Family of five escapes apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters say a family of five is safe after their apartment caught fire Tuesday night. Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale fire departments were called to the complex near 32nd Street and Bell Road around 6:35 p.m. Initial reports indicated the family was trapped inside their unit.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 5:56:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:56:16 GMT

Man found dead in Phoenix storm drain
VIDEO: A man's body was found by a cleaning crew in a storm drain in Phoenix Monday night. Firefighters arrived to the scene where the body was located at 7th Avenue and Utopia Road around 10 p.m. It's unclear how the man died and why he was in a storm drain. Police said the body had been in the storm drain for an unknown amount of time and was in a state of decomposition.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 6:45:59 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:45:59 GMT

Fire at Desert Lantern Festival in Florence sparks concerns
VIDEO: Over the weekend, Florence residents took photos of the Desert Lantern Festival showing lanterns falling from the sky and catching fire. "As the pictures get shown it'll demonstrate how potentially bad this could've been," Florence resident Michael Baca said. "I'm not surprised, due to the fact that this climate and this area is so dry.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 8:20:24 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:20:24 GMT

Navajo County: Ambulance dispute remains in court
At the beginning of their ongoing dispute with Show Low EMS, Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD) was doing business as Lakeside Fire District with a state-issued Certificate of Necessity (CON). That’s what the Arizona Department of Health Services (AHDS) calls the permit that it requires a company to have in order to operate that kind of service.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 4:46:30 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:46:30 GMT

Fuel leak results in plane fire at Benson airport
The sprinkler system activated appropriately and saved further damage after a fuel leak resulted in a plane catching fire in a Benson airport hangar. “The sprinkler saved the building and saved other planes from getting fire damage,” said Benson Fire Chief Keith Spangler. Firefighters responded to Benson Municipal Airport at 2200 W.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 1:47:19 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:47:19 GMT

Seven-year-old Phoenix boy honored for helping save his pregnant mother's life
A 7-year-old Phoenix boy got a hero's thank you for helping save the lives of his pregnant mom and his unborn sister. The Phoenix Fire Department and Banner Health honored Sabyan Varela on Monday for his quick thinking. He was given a plaque from firefighters, and nurses gave him the Banner Estrella Hero Award.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 7:41:53 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:41:53 GMT

Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department debuts its first ambulance service
The Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department launched its first medical transport system Monday. Gilbert residents will now be able to be transported via an ambulance, Medic 253. The ambulance is staffed by civilian emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics from Fire Station 3, located in south Tempe.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2019 9:35:36 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 05:35:36 GMT

Tucson Fire crews respond to senior living facility for fire in laundry room
Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department extinguished a small fire at a senior living facility on the east side early on Monday, Nov. 18. About 25 residents were forced out of the building in the 8400 block of East Speedway Boulevard, but no injuries were reported. The fire began in a dryer in the laundry room and firefighters had it under control at 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 5:41:43 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:41:43 GMT

Follow-up: Talk of change for firefighters with cancer continues for Arizona leaders
An Arizona Senate ad hoc committee met Thursday to discuss best practices for preventing occupational cancer in firefighters and treating those who have it. The committee of state lawmakers, fire officials, and workers’ compensation specialists, as well as a room full of first responders and their supporters, first heard from a board-certified oncologist.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 4:20:04 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:20:04 GMT

Tucson: Rural Metro Fire responds to garage in flames near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail
Rural Metro Fire responded to a structure fire near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail Saturday night. Upon arrival crews found a workshop with a detached garage, which was in flames. RMF say firefighters were able to contain the fire within in 20 minutes and no other structures caught fire. Investigators determined the fire was an accident and the cause is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2019 8:37:10 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:37:10 GMT

Tucson Fire Department responds to fire involving guest house near Grant and Euclid
Tucson Fire Department responded to a fire that involved a guest house near Grant Road and Euclid Avenue Friday. TFD say a call made to 911 reported that it initially was an electrical fire. Upon arrival firefighters reported heavy flames coming from the area of 2300 block of N. Euclid Avenue. Crews began to extinguish the flames from the front door and exterior.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 7:09:55 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:09:55 GMT

Three Arizona fire agencies announce 'Automatic Aid Agreement'
Three local fire agencies have announced a historic agreement on Thursday. The goal is to better serve people in the community. Tucson Fire, Golder Ranch Fire District and Northwest Fire are included in this agreement. All have agreed to send the closest and most appropriate resources to emergencies, regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 5:37:21 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:37:21 GMT

Granite Mountain Hotshots honored with 9-foot steel structure to be unveiled in Yarnell
One of the most famous images of the Granite Mountain Hotshots is from a photo taken days before the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire killed all but one member of the crew. Snapped by hotshot Christopher MacKenzie, the photograph shows the wildland firefighters forming a human pyramid in front of a giant juniper tree near Prescott that the crew had saved during the Doce Fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Sun City West fire crew has busy morning freeing curious animals' heads
PHOTOS: Firefighters had their hands full in Sun City West Thursday morning when a couple of animals found themselves caught in tight spots. The crew at Arizona Fire and Medical Authority's fire station 106 responded to two animal rescue calls. First, a puppy got its head stuck in a plastic jar somehow.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 2:56:12 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:56:12 GMT

White Mountains: Streams in the danger zone
We’re all like a happy family on a late summer day, splashing about in the clear, cool waters of the East Verde River – in the narrows of Water Wheel. The water’s making a soothing sound. The winds rustling through the trees. Trout dart in the pools. An eagle circles overhead. What could possibly go wrong on such a beautiful day? Except just upstream, the steep slopes on the face of the Rim have barely stopped smoldering after the fierce passage of the Highline Fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 4:43:37 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:43:37 GMT

Jeep rolls on Highway 95, Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responds
A driver drifted off to sleep while his Jeep drifted off the road. Fortunately he walked away from the wreck that followed. The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department was called to County 17th and Highway 95 just before two Thursday afternoon to deal with the accident. They arrived to find a Jeep upside down in a field.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 3:39:09 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:39:09 GMT

Flagstaff: County post-fire flood model depicts Colorado River amount flowing down the Rio de Flag
A new county study modeling post-fire flooding in the Rio de Flag shows such an event could send the same amount of water that runs down the Colorado River through the middle of Flagstaff. A draft version of the study was finished earlier this year and modeled the impacts of a 100-year storm on the Rio de Flag if it followed a large wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 5:29:29 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:29:29 GMT

Arizona City Fire District's service area doubles in size
The Arizona City Fire District boundaries continue to grow as more property is annexed. On Monday the governing board approved the annexation of four different lots on the corner of Sunland Gin Road and Battaglia Road. "By annexing this we'll have doubled the size of our fire district," Fire Chief Jeff Heaton said.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 8:41:11 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered site
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:41:11 GMT

Untested pyrotechnic box faulted for 2016 Gilbert plane crash into home
PHOTOS: A Gilbert couple have rebuilt their house after a plane featuring skydivers and “aerial pyrotechnic” display crashed into their home three years ago during a Constitution Week celebration. Peter and Sharon Lebeau now are embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit against the town and others over the harrowing ordeal on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 10:37:24 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:37:24 GMT

First responders honored at Benson Walmart
Appreciation for first responders was behind a brief presentation Saturday at Benson Walmart. Fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles lined the east portion front of the building at 201 S. Prickly Pear before a small crowd that included local first responders from police, fire and ambulance. Mayor Toney King proclaimed Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 1:05:49 PM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:05:49 GMT

Mohave County: Golden Valley Structure Fire
PHOTOS: Fire Fighters from Golden Valley Fire District (GVFD) Stations 11, 12 and 13, and Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal David Martin, responded at 8:08 p.m., on Monday, to a structure located at Tapeats Drive and Road Road. When firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes after receiving the call, the single-wide mobile home was already fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Butch Meriwether Photographer/Public Information Officer
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Answering the call: Haros' passion for helping led him to EMT career in Cochise County
From a young age, Jared Haros knew he wanted to work in emergency services. “My parents always knew I was going to enter this career,” he said. Haros was first introduced to the emergency services profession when he was in the second grade. He said that when he was on a field trip he saw first responders attend to a person on a medical call.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 4:42:06 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:42:06 GMT

Former Huachuca City fire chief Jon Allmon sentenced to 3 years for theft
PHOTO: Saying that there were no mitigating circumstances in the case of the former Huachuca City fire chief who stole equipment from the town and from a Christmas fund for needy children, a judge sentenced Jon Allmon to three years in prison on Tuesday. Dressed in a red polo shirt, jeans and dark sneakers, Allmon stood quietly before Cochise County Superior Court Judge James Conlogue, declining to say anything on his behalf when Conlogue addressed him.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 7:37:28 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:37:28 GMT

Fort Defiance: Fighting fire from the air, Forrest Towne explores aviation in his wildland fire career
Fighting fires. Sucking smoke. Working hard in an inferno of heat. You’ve been on assignment for four days and you have 10 more to go. You’re ready for a hot shower and solid food, you’re tired. But you’re still smiling. You’re a wildland firefighter. There’s many different reasons why a person would get into fighting wildfires, but no matter how you got there, everyone remembers their first fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 5:47:14 PM - SOURCE: Navajo-Hopi Observer
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:47:14 GMT

Grant money brings ‘breath of fresh air’ for southern Arizona firefighters
From running into burning buildings to pulling trapped people out of vehicles, there’s no question firefighters have a dangerous job. However, one hazard people don’t often think about is the increased risk of chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease. A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found firefighters are 14% more likely to die from cancer compared to the general population.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 9:19:53 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:19:53 GMT

Woman rescued from Phoenix apartment fire, dies at hospital
Authorities say a woman has died after being rescued from an apartment fire in north Phoenix. Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department say crews responded to a fire Saturday afternoon at Peoria and 35th avenues. Firefighters quickly gained control of the fire and rescued the woman, who was taken to a burn unit but later died.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 9:39:10 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:39:10 GMT

Toby Keith's Tucson Concert Gives Many Nods To Veterans, First Responders
Toby Keith partied like it was 2019 last Sunday in Tucson at his sold-out concert at Casino del Sol. Patriotic songs in the Veterans Day prelude concert included "Made in America" and "American Ride," in addition to other hits from his 30-year career. About 30 minutes after the concert began, Keith made a red plastic cup toast, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 8:19:32 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Patch
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:19:32 GMT

Bisbee Fire Department battled blaze of two homes, prevented damage to others
The acrid smell of smoke still hung in the air Monday morning as neighbors and others came to see the desolate scene of blackened debris and melted, twisted metal from a serious fire which reduced two homes to heaps of ash late Saturday night in Old Bisbee. The Bisbee Fire Department (BFD) again did the seemingly impossible and fought fire engulfing the homes, situated within feet of each other, and fought to stop further spread to three other homes.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 3:51:01 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:51:01 GMT

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Tucson
Crews with Tucson Fire Department responded to a duplex on fire Sunday night. A department press release stated heavy black smoke could be seen coming from the front door of the building in the 700 block of East Holaway Dr, which is near First Avenue south of Prince Road. Firefighters were on scene just before 9:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2019 10:50:11 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:50:11 GMT

Fighting fire from the air: Charlene Becenti sees fire from another perspective with Navajo Helitack in Fort Defiance
Naabaahii. Warrior. Fighter. Firefighter. In the Navajo culture, a warrior is a person who brings everything to the fight – mind, body and spirit. They are unstoppable, are male and female and are still seen in our world today. Some of these modern warriors are wildland firefighters. Wildland firefighters fight fire using a range of tactics and manpower, including hand crews, hotshot crews, engine crews and helitack crews.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Navajo-Hopi Observer
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Update: Glendale firefighter once denied benefits starts stem cell transplant
A new birthday. That’s what a 26-year veteran of the Glendale Fire Department called Thursday, as he prepared to start his stem cell replacement journey. Kevin Thompson has fought for his life and health care benefits since April when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in certain white blood cells.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:46:47 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:46:47 GMT

Northwest Fire District awards first responders for their service
Northwest Fire District held an awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 7. to honor first responders who have served their community. The following awards were presented to exceptional individuals in the district: Silver Lifesaving Medal: Paramedic John Young, Fire Chief Citation Ribbon: Captain Ian Cassidy, Deputy Chief Brian Keeley: Captain Hampton Jensen, Lisa McCoy, Human Resources Supervisor, Marco Vidal, Senior Systems Engineer, Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter Adam Bernal, Officer of the Year: Captain Collin Wyckoff, Chief Officer of the Year: Deputy Chief Roger Moore.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 4:44:02 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:44:02 GMT

Update: Tucson trench collapse victim fell into trench, says relative
VIDEO: KGUN9 has learned a possible explanation for the trench collapse that killed a contractor and sent a Tucson Firefighter to the hospital. The accident happened in a parking lot on Stone just south of River. Workers were trenching to lay pipe. Now an unofficial explanation for the accident has emerged.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 6:35:37 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:35:37 GMT

Commentary: Smoke has serious impact on human health in Rim Country
Bad news: Wildfire smoke contributes to 15,000 premature deaths every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Worse news: Expect 40,000 premature deaths per year by century’s end thanks to rising temperatures and bigger wildfires. Wildfire smoke can cause heart attacks, asthma and lung disease, contributing to the toll of cigarettes, auto exhaust and emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 4:49:44 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:49:44 GMT

Tucson: Odor inside northwest side office building prompts evacuation; Northwest Fire District finds no threat
An office building on Tucson's Northwest side was evacuated Thursday due to a reported odor. According to a Tweet from Northwest Fire District, HazMat teams responded to the scene at the building near Ina and La Cholla. No injuries have been reported and traffic was not impacted. Crews searched the building and did not find any hazardous substance or threat.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:50:55 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:50:55 GMT

Flagstaff residents blame lightning for fire on Sinagua Heights home
Steve Smith was looking out the bedroom window of his Sinagua Heights home Wednesday morning when he saw a flash that forced him to turn his head and sent his dog diving under the bed. At first, Smith didn’t know what had happened and compared the “bright red-orange light” to a flash bang grenade like he had used when he was in the military.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 5:25:45 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:25:45 GMT

No injuries after phone lines fall on truck in Glendale
VIDEO: Nobody was injured after a dump truck crashed into a power pole near 47th Avenue and Bethany Home Road Wednesday afternoon, the Glendale Fire Department said. The impact of the crash knocked some telecommunication lines down, trapping the two people inside. A police officer, firefighters and SRP crew members responded to the scene to make sure the driver was safe after callers reported sparking and smoking from the lines and the pole itself.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 4:49:48 PM - SOURCE: NBC 12news
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:49:48 GMT

Peoria Fire Department ‘Citizens Academy’ graduates
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a firefighter? Fifteen Peoria residents found out, the hard way. The Peoria Fire-Medical Department holds an annual Citizens Academy during October. This year’s class started on Oct. 7, and met for five different nights, with “graduation” on Oct. 28. This was an “Introduction to Emergency Response” event, designed to give residents a good taste of what the firefighter-paramedics do.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:07:50 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:07:50 GMT

Crash between Bullhead City school bus, motorcyclist leaves rider dead
A motorcyclist died Wednesday morning after a collision with a Bullhead City Elementary School District bus on Highway 95 in southern Bullhead City. Details had not been released late Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which had jurisdiction because the accident took place on a state-maintained highway.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 10:36:56 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:36:56 GMT

Mesa firefighters save puppy with head stuck in wall
PHOTO: An 11-week-old puppy had to be rescued by firefighters after her head got stuck in a cinder block wall. "Maybe the diameter of a jar, like a standard mason jar. Not super big, but it was shaped like a diamond, so she was able to get her head through, but then it got stuck," said Shaunda Diaz, Nova's owner.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 8:42:05 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:42:05 GMT

Tucson Firefighter injured in trench rescue
One firefighter has sustained an injury after the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Police, and Northwest Fire responded to a trench rescue near Stone and River. We reached out to TFD about the condition of the victim and are waiting for a response. The TFD received the call of a person trapped in a trench collapse, Tuesday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 1:49:36 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:49:36 GMT

Cochise County Board approvals will improve public safety responses
The acceptance of a grant by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will allow a local fire district to purchase modern, life-saving equipment. Acting as a pass-through agency, the County will receive $126,789.99 from the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which it will in turn forward to the Sunsites-Pearce Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 7:04:55 AM - SOURCE: Cochise County
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:04:55 GMT

Voters say yes to proposed $26.6M bond for Golder Ranch Fire District
Voters said yes Tuesday to a proposed $26.6 million bond package for Golder Ranch Fire District, according to unofficial election results released by Pima County Tuesday evening. The bond is said to focus on employee safety, technology upgrades, improving public safety and infrastructure improvements.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 8:35:41 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 04:35:41 GMT

Mohave High School teachers get special training for traumatic events
Teachers at Mohave High School got some specialized training of their own from Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events. The organization’s website ( describes it as an Arizona-based charitable foundation, created by volunteer professionals from throughout the state who are united by dedication to the prevention of traumatic events through education, preparedness training and community outreach programs.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 10:44:19 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:44:19 GMT

Fuel tanker rollover in Prescott
At approximately 3:45 on Tuesday afternoon, firefighters and Hazardous Materials Technicians from the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire Medical Authority, together comprising the Prescott Area Regional Hazmat Response Team, along with Lifeline Ambulance and the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office, responded to reports of a fuel tanker rollover on Contreras Road near Skull Valley.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 9:55:38 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:55:38 GMT

Man in critical condition after fuel truck explosion in west Phoenix
VIDEO: A man remains in extremely critical condition after a fuel truck exploded in west Phoenix early Tuesday morning. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, crews responded to a vehicle fire near 39th and Clarendon avenues around 6 a.m. Reports on scene indicated a fuel truck exploded and a 40-year-old man suffered burns to his head and face.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 6:00:43 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:00:43 GMT

Fire displaces multiple families at Palm Shadows Apartments in Yuma
Seven residents were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out at the Palm Shadows Apartments on South 10th Avenue, Sunday. The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) said when personnel arrived to the scene, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from apartment #3 of a 6-unit block of apartments in the complex.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 11:47:33 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:47:33 GMT

Workshop in Flagstaff trains future 'Burn Bosses,' as forest managers struggle to increase prescribed fire
It’s common now to see smoke in the air around Northern Arizona in the fall. Prescribed burns have become the norm for managing forests—especially around Flagstaff, which is a national model for forest management in an age of megafires. But nationwide, there’s a shortage of people qualified to do those burns, and funding is limited.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 4:46:25 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:46:25 GMT

Museum Fire leaves behind flood risks for areas north of Flagstaff
A watershed scarred by the Museum Fire has left homes and businesses north of Flagstaff at risk of flooding. That risk still stands, even after the region experienced historically low rainfall this monsoon season — the driest season on record, according to the National Weather Service. The rain that did fall on the burn scar left by the Museum Fire was generally light or moderate, so it didn’t cause the type of severe post-wildfire flooding officials prepped for.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 8:43:42 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:43:42 GMT

Goodyear firefighter's ashes set free in skydiving ceremony
VIDEO: About 100 people attended a special ceremony to release Goodyear firefighter Austin Peck's ashes, two months after his death. Austin died of job-related cancer in August. He was diagnosed with cancer in his nasal cavity in 2015. "One day I was ending a visit to Austin’s hospital room. I sat down on the bed, and I leaned over his tired body, spoke into the bedsheets, hugging him for a while and saying, 'I wish there was something that I could do for you, Austin.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2019 10:07:50 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:07:50 GMT

Sedona Fire District responds to fire at assisted living facility
At 01:56 Saturday morning, November 2nd, Sedona firefighters were dispatched to the Sedona Winds assisted living facility located at 475 Jacks Canyon Rd. for a fire in one of the residential units. “The automatic fire sprinkler system had extinguished most of the fire before we arrived,” said Captain David Rodriguez, “limiting fire damage to the one room.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 1:46:40 PM - SOURCE:
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 21:46:40 GMT

Woman rescued as train hits car in Mesa
VIDEO: A Valley woman is lucky to be alive after her car was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming train Saturday afternoon. Witnesses tell ABC15, the woman slammed on her brakes to avoid hitting the railroad track arms and was hit from behind by a red pickup truck, forcing her car onto the train tracks.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2019 5:03:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:03:16 GMT

Fire risk in Old Bisbee being addressed
“It’s not if, it’s when.” Those five words were passionately spoken by nearly all the speakers who came to what some say is the No. 1 fire-risk city in the state during a town hall meeting hosted by Old Bisbee Firewise (OBFW). The idea was to impress upon the public the serious need to take action and reduce combustible fuel sources surrounding their homes into their own hands “I don’t want to alarm anybody, but, Bisbee, you have a problem,” said Marc Titus, Firewise Specialist and a former wildlands manager in the Pacific Northwest who now lives in Bisbee.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 6:37:43 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 01:37:43 GMT

Glendale: State Rep. Kevin Payne wants to connect school cameras and 911
A state representative is pushing to use technology to connect schools with emergency responders during potential emergency situations. State Rep. Kevin Payne (R-21) wants to expand upon the Glendale Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center, which uses video feeds from convenience stores and other businesses.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 1:56:17 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:56:17 GMT



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