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Phoenix man worries about car arsons in neighborhood
VIDEO: A Phoenix man said he's concerned after several of his neighbors have found their cars on fire. Dan Cooprider said he's seen five arson cases within about a mile of where he lives within the past year and a half. The most recent incident happened Monday. "It is brazen," said Cooprider. "It's bold.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 11:46:02 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:46:02 GMT



Tubac Fire District requiring COVID vaccinations for employees
VIDEO: Southern Arizona has played a major role in one of the COVID-19 vaccines now being distributed. It is home to the largest site in the nation for Moderna's trial. That trial will continue for two years to study the efficacy of the vaccine, but now, frontline workers and first responders are being unblinded.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 1:33:43 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:33:43 GMT



Pedestrian hit, killed in Phoenix near 36th Street and McDowell Road
A pedestrian is dead after a crash in Phoenix early Thursday morning. Phoenix Police Department says the crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. near 36th Street and McDowell Road. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was said to be in the roadway, not at a crosswalk, at the time of the crash. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Two jump from second-floor balcony to escape apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Two people jumped from a second-floor balcony to escape their burning home early Wednesday morning. The victims, a man and a woman, are both in the hospital. It happened shortly before 5 a.m. at Desert Meadows Apartments near 43rd Avenue and Bell Road. According to Capt. Todd Keller of the Phoenix Fire Department, crews were first told that somebody was trapped on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 6:23:36 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:23:36 GMT



Retired Peoria Fire Captain dies after 10-year battle with occupational cancer
PHOTO: A retired Captain with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department has died following a lengthy battle with occupational cancer. A Peoria Fire Department spokesperson said retired Captain David Rehnke died after battling kidney cancer for ten years. Rehnke's death is considered a line-of-duty death since the cancer was caused from his occupation.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 5:15:36 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:15:36 GMT



City of South Tucson Fire Department receives new lifesaving equipment
Thanks to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the South Tucson firefighters are now better equipped to keep our community safe. The City of South Tucson Fire Department recently received a $23,033.01 grant award from the Foundation to purchase eight sets of bunker gear (V-Force Coats & Pants; 8 Pairs Boots).
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 11:52:32 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 19:52:32 GMT



Perryville: Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release
May Tiwamangkala remembers mornings at Perryville Prison west of Phoenix, when the Wildland Fire Crew members began chanting and stomping their feet on concrete to let the rest of the prison know it was 5 a.m. On their training runs, she recalls, one veteran on the all-women crew would shout, “Who are we?” “Fire crew!” Her next shout: “Be phenomenal!” “Or be forgotten!” The Perryville crew is one of 12 17-person crews of incarcerated firefighters in Arizona, and the only crew of all women.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 3:40:09 PM - SOURCE: KAET-TV Arizona State University
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 23:40:09 GMT



SUV rolls 20-plus times down Mingus Mountain; passengers escape serious injury
PHOTO: A couple was able to walk away with minor injuries after rolling their 2020 SUV about 20 times down a cliff in a remote part of Mingus Mountain Sunday afternoon, according to Police Chief Allen Muma. A Jerome police pickup and ATV took three hours to travel the 16 miles of narrow and unstable sections of Forest Road 413, which winds from the top of Mingus Mountain to Jerome, Muma said, The caravan had to travel about 5 mph and contained firefighters and EMTs, he said.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2021 8:35:34 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:35:34 GMT



Car veers off Maricopa Casa Grande Highway, collapses wall behind home in Senita
PHOTO: A vehicle went off Maricopa Casa Grande Highway Monday evening, striking a wall behind a home in Senita. The crash occurred about 5:40 p.m. just south of the Maricopa Unified School District administration building. About a half-dozen personnel with the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department worked to extricate the driver.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 1:34:00 AM - SOURCE: inMaricopa.com
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:34:00 GMT



Update: Goat Fire near Camp Verde 100-percent contained
PHOTO: Late Monday, a spokesperson for Prescott National Forest said that a fire spotted Saturday near Camp Verde is 100 percent contained. Debbie Maneely, who handles public affairs for Prescott National Forest, said the Goat Fire, which was first reported on Saturday, was 100% contained as of 5 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2021 7:41:17 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 03:41:17 GMT



Arizona sets coronavirus deaths record, hospitalizations top 5,000
Arizona on Jan. 12 set a new one-day record for daily deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations from the surge topped 5,000 for the first time. The state Department of Health Services reported 335 new deaths from COVID-19, with 232 of those attributed to COVID-19 after the latest periodic reviews of past death certificates.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Scottsdale fire chief says COVID-19 has added new challenges to job
Firefighters inherit a high level of risk on the job, but with additional challenges brought forth by the coronavirus pandemic, one prominent leader in the Valley’s fire service believes a new layer of difficulty has been created for the job. Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon said he’s most worried about the high level of exposure that firefighters undergo that could result in them bringing it home to their families.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2021 5:26:31 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:26:31 GMT



Goat Fire in Prescott National Forest contained to 28 acres
PHOTO: Prescott National Forest firefighters have responded to the Goat Fire, located at the end of Forest Road 360, about five miles from State Route 260. For their safety and due to limited access, firefighters investigated the fire late Saturday, but returned Sunday morning during daylight hours.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2021 10:34:18 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2021 18:34:18 GMT



Car in garage of Phoenix home catches fire, 2 people displaced
PHOTO: Two people are homeless after a car in the garage of their Phoenix home caught fire Saturday. It happened in a neighborhood southwest of 47th Avenue and Camelback Road. Smoke was visible for quite some distance. It’s not clear how the fire started, but the Phoenix Fire Department said the flames spread to the house.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2021 2:36:08 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2021 22:36:08 GMT



118% increase in reported Arizona COVID-19 deaths in past 2 weeks, graphs show
These five graphs show the increasing coronavirus cases, deaths, ICU bed usage, inpatient bed usage and ventilator usage in Arizona over the past two weeks. Arizona continues to see record-breaking numbers of deaths due to COVID-19 as cases continue to rise. The state reported a 7-day death average of 154.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Three people in critical condition after house fire on Tucson’s south side
PHOTOS: Three people are in critical condition after a house fire on Tucson’s south side on Thursday, Jan. 7. Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of East Irene Vista just after 9:15 p.m. to a fully involved fire. The fire was fully contained at about 10 p.m. There were no injuries to firefighters, and investigators are working to locate the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 11:10:34 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021 07:10:34 GMT



Green Valley Fire, Drexel Heights Fire receive COVID-19 vaccinations
PHOTO: The first doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in Pima County this week and Green Valley Fire District and Drexel Heights Fire District are working in partnership with the Pima County Health Department to distribute the vaccine to their firefighters as quickly as possible. “Protecting our firefighters is extremely important so they can continue to protect the communities we serve,” says Chief Doug Chappell with the Drexel Heights Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 1:20:12 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:20:12 GMT



EMTs deal with stress, fear, shortages as they battle pandemic
They call it “CARD 36” over the radio. Emergency medical technicians sometimes don’t know if the patient they are going to help is either CARD 36 positive or negative, meaning febrile respiratory illness — the dispatch code for coronavirus in the Navajo Nation. Either way, they have to don Tyvek suits, gowns, powered air-purifying respirators and gloves before meeting the patient as though the patient is positive for COVID-19.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2021 1:09:13 PM - SOURCE: Navajo Times
Posted on Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:09:13 GMT



Family escapes Casa Grande house fire
PHOTO: The residents of a house that caught fire early Tuesday morning were able to get out of the home without injury. According to the Casa Grande Fire Department, firefighters were called out to a home in the 600 block of East Racine Place around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The Eloy Fire District provided assistance.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 1:18:59 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 21:18:59 GMT



Update: Man dies after suffering burns from central Phoenix apartment fire
PHOTOS: A man who was taken to a hospital with burn injuries from an apartment fire in central Phoenix Tuesday night has died. The 41-year-old man, and a woman, were rushed to a hospital after a fire ripped through an apartment near just after 7 p.m. on 18th Street just north of Camelback Road. Arriving crews found the flames inside the second-floor apartment.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:42:21 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 20:42:21 GMT



Golder Ranch Deputy Fire Marshal earns exceptional state distinction
The Arizona Board of Technical Registration granted Deputy Fire Marshal Jennifer Akins the Professional Engineer (PE) designation as a Fire Protection Engineer. Akins was required to successfully complete the PE Exam, which consists of 85 questions based on 17 topics. The exam takes eight and a half hours to complete.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 1:24:25 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 21:24:25 GMT



Tempe firefighters using ice to reduce stress and strengthen immune system
VIDEO: Each day first responders face life and death danger. With each 911 call, the heart beats faster, anxiety skyrockets, and the mind can lose focus. But there could be a way to train ourselves to remain calm even in the most stressful situations. Wim Hof, better known as "The Iceman," has created a method to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system to help train the mind to survive.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 8:47:04 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 04:47:04 GMT



Man, woman suffer burn injuries in Phoenix apartment fire
VIDEO: Two people were rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after being burned in an apartment fire in central Phoenix. Phoenix firefighters say crews responded to reports of the fire near SR 51 and Camelback shortly after 7 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a man and woman suffering from burn injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 8:35:26 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 04:35:26 GMT



Arizona reports record deaths, leads nation in new case rate
VIDEO: Arizona has reported a record number of additional COVID-19 deaths along with new hospitalization highs as cases surge in the state with the fastest-growing rate of new infections. The Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 253 more deaths, exceeding the previous one-day record of 172 in July.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Phoenix Police officer describes saving people from fire that was caught on camera
Body-cam video shows a Phoenix Police officer running toward an apartment fire to rescue people from the building and now that officer is talking about the experience. Officer Trevin Janser said although people are praising him for the heroics, he was just doing his job. "It made me smile a little bit," said Janser.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 11:33:44 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 07:33:44 GMT



Arizona National Guard helping train COVID-19 vaccine volunteers
The Arizona National Guard is helping train volunteers who will be administering the coronavirus vaccine and supporting vaccination sites in Arizona. According to a press release sent out Tuesday by the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, those receiving training are retired medical professionals and current medical students.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Woman dies after being struck by vehicle at 51st and Maryland avenues in Glendale
A woman was struck and killed when police said she was crossing 51st and Maryland avenues Tuesday morning. Glendale police said the vehicle involved in the crash remained on scene. The woman was declared dead at the site of the crash. Authorities say 51st Avenue is shut down between Montebello and Maryland Avenue, where the Grand Avenue overpass is located.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Three-year-old girl taken to hospital after being pulled from Scottsdale pool
A three-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Monday after being pulled from the backyard pool of a Scottsdale home. CPR was being given to the girl when firefighters arrived at the house near Cactus and Scottsdale roads. Paramedics provided care to the girl and then took her to a nearby hospital.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 6:21:15 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 05 Jan 2021 02:21:15 GMT



Avondale woman saves neighbors from fire, rescue caught on doorbell cam
VIDEO: An Avondale woman is being called a hero after rescuing the family next door from a house fire. It was all caught on video from the house's Ring doorbell camera. "All I could think of was the kids," said Carolyn Palisch. Palisch said she was getting ready on the morning of the new year when she saw smoke coming out of her neighbors' home.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2021 8:31:00 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 04:31:00 GMT



Phoenix: Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting one of area’s best-kept secrets
Chicago-area industrialist George F. Getz Jr. and his wife, Olive Atwater Getz, were driving through Wilmette, Illinois, when they saw a broken-down fire truck on the side of the road. George casually remarked he would like the 1924, Type 12 American La France fire engine. Considering the Globe Corp.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Tan Sun News
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT



Quick response averts major damage in Page Springs fire
PHOTO: At about 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, Verde Valley Fire District responded to a fire off Page Springs Road in Cornville. The fire was in a yard and was spreading into the brush and threatening a structure, Philip Graham, acting battalion chief for Verde Valley Fire stated in a Jan. 4 media release.
- PUB DATE: 1/4/2021 7:53:29 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021 15:53:29 GMT



Crash involving light rail train leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Tempe
A crash involving a Valley Metro light rail train early Sunday morning left the driver of a car dead and the conductor of the train in stable condition. The crash occurred near Center Parkway and Washington Street in Tempe around 12:21 a.m., according to authorities. Police and firefighters arrived at the scene of the crash, which caused a substantial fire as the car crashed into the front end of the light rail train.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2021 6:29:34 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Sun, 03 Jan 2021 14:29:34 GMT



Fireworks may have caused house fires in Glendale, Mesa, leave metro Phoenix in a haze
Firefighters in Glendale and Mesa say New Year's Eve fireworks are the cause of one housefire and may be the cause of another in metro Phoenix. The Glendale Fire Department tweeted that fireworks ignited an attic fire on Thursday night near 43rd and Palo Verde Avenues. Two people made it out safely but are displaced, according to the agency.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2021 1:26:11 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:26:11 GMT



Phoenix: Some Valley hospitals diverting patients due to high volume
It's a scary situation for some patients. Some Valley hospitals are turning people away because they’re too overwhelmed by an increase in patients and a strain in resources from COVID-19. "There’s been an increase in diversions probably over the last month," says Capt. Kenny Overton with Phoenix Fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters rescue 2 pets from fire at Phoenix grooming shop
The owners of a Phoenix pet grooming business are cleaning up after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. It happened just before 5 a.m. at a strip mall north of 16th Street and Thomas Road. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, the fire was small and quickly contained. It’s not clear how it started.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Semi truck hauling soda rolls over, crash blocks US 60, I-10 transition ramp in Tempe
A semi truck has rolled over on the transition ramp from the US 60 westbound to Interstate 10 eastbound, according to the Arizona Dept. of Transportation. The highway was blocked due to a crash involving a tractor-trailer that was full of soda, according to the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety. The cause of the crash is not known at this time.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV Fox 10 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Doctors believe new strain of COVID is already in Arizona
VIDEO: The new strain of COVID first seen in the UK has now been reported in California and Colorado, and doctors in Arizona believe it's been in the state for over a month. "I would say, 80-90% of the people we're testing are positive. We're seeing so many more COVID cases, and I would be very surprised if we don't already have this new strain well within Arizona at this time," said Dr.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Wind drags hot air balloon through Gilbert neighborhood
VIDEO: A runaway hot air balloon was not something 9-year-old Tatum McGahey was expecting to see. “We were standing on that hill over there. The hot air balloon was around that area,” said Tatum McGahey. “I just expected to see a hot air balloon fill up and fly away.” Instead taking off on Tuesday afternoon the wind got a hold of it and carried it across a vacant dirt lot into a fence.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Tucson fire crews rescue older adult, 2 animals from house fire
VIDEO: Firefighters in Tucson are being called heroes after they saved a senior citizen and their dog and cat from a burning home. The fire started just before 10:30 Tuesday morning. When crews arrived, they observed large flames and heavy smoke pouring from the home. Firefighters pulled the older adult to safety.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 5:11:08 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 01:11:08 GMT



Safford firefighters summoned to minor mobile home fire
An apparent electrical fire caused minor damage to a Safford mobile Tuesday afternoon. The Safford Fire Department received a 911 call around 2 p.m. about the fire on East Hollywood Road. SFD Chief Clark Bingham said when firefighters arrived they discovered the home owner had extinguished most of the fire with a garden hose, but they made sure the fire hadn't extended into the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 1:04:06 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:04:06 GMT



Valley fireworks store says sales are booming, Scottsdale Fire Department warns of dry conditions
The start of the New Year is just days away but the Scottsdale Fire Department is warning those of you planning to set off your own fireworks at home. The warning comes as fireworks sales soar as communities scale back on big gatherings. “A lot people are aiming for their own personal shows with their family and so that has led to a uptick in our sales," said Shane Paisley of Desert Sky Fireworks.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Phoenix Fire: Time to take the Christmas tree to the curb
VIDEO: Most of us are ready to say goodbye to 2020. But we might not be ready to get rid of our Christmas tree. But alas, Phoenix Fire says it’s time. “If your tree has been up for a while, it’s time to take it down," Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade said. "It’s a huge fire hazard in your home.” A Christmas tree intentionally set on fire at the department's training facility was only about six weeks old and already dry enough to set fire to a home in seconds.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona raises vaccination priority for those at least 75 years old
Arizona’s oldest residents are going to be moved up on the list of who in the state gets the first COVID-19 immunizations. The move by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Department of Health Services comes a week after the an advisory panel of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said those 75 and older should be moved into the second tier of those getting the vaccine.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 7:46:54 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 03:46:54 GMT



Structure fire in Prescott
On December 26, 2020, at 4 AM, crews from Prescott Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the 100 block of West Carleton. While approaching the scene crews noticed a haze of smoke in the air. At the same time, Prescott Regional Communications Center received a call confirming there was a fire at the address.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



New officers selected for Williams Fire, members recognized for service
PHOTOS: Every year Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) selects new officers and recognizes members for their service. During the department's Dec. 2 regular meeting, Ian James was selected by members to serve as chief, replacing Kevin Schulte. Don Mackay remains assistant fire chief. Shilo Thompson, Chase Pearson and Cameron Maebe retained their positions as captains and Robert Ortiz and Loretta McKenney will continue to serve as lieutenants.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 1:41:39 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 21:41:39 GMT



'Christmas Fire' burning in Tonto National Forest in off-road vehicle area
PHOTOS: Officials with the Tonto National Forest say the so-called Christmas Fire is burning northeast of Fountain Hills in an area near the Bush Highway. The fire was reported Sunday and has grown to an estimated 60 acres in the Rolls OHV (off-highway vehicle) area. Crews are working near the junction of Forest Service Road 1808 and Forest Service Road 1863 in the Mesa Ranger District.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2020 8:24:23 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 04:24:23 GMT



Wind-driven brush fire ignites in Surprise
VIDEO: Fire crews in Surprise are battling a brush fire that's burning in the west side of their city. Surprise Fire Battalion Chief Julie Moore says the fire was reported along Sun Valley Parkway near milepost 131. There are about 50 firefighters working to put out the fire. Moore says the blaze is being driven by the wind.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2020 5:36:02 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 01:36:02 GMT



DEA warns of new variant of fentanyl that’s killed 11 Arizonans
Eleven people in Maricopa County have died from a new variant of Fentanyl according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA is concerned about the new version of the synthetic opioid, believing it’s not just in Maricopa County, but across Arizona. The presence of fentanyl has been increasing over the last few years, and just one pill can be deadly.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Family of four displaced after their mobile home caught fire in Phoenix
A mobile home caught fire Sunday night near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. Phoenix Fire Department says the fire started around 10 p.m. and the first calls indicated that the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames and everyone inside was out safely. According to Phoenix FD, the firefighters were able to protect nearby homes and successfully extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/28/2020 5:10:17 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 13:10:17 GMT



Chandler Fire Department receives grant for life saving equipment
PHOTO: A grant awarded to the Chandler Fire Department by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has allowed firefighters to purchase lifesaving equipment for the community. The grant, worth more than $14,000, went toward an automatic chest compression system that administers perfect CPR compressions in the event of cardiac arrest, according to a press release.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2020 5:56:36 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3
Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2020 13:56:36 GMT



Six people escape burning home in Phoenix
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a house fire that sent six people scrambling for safety Sunday morning. Firefighters received 911 calls reporting a single-story home burning in a neighborhood north of 12th Street and Bell Road at about 9 a.m. Firefighters said the six people staying at the home were all safely outside by the time they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2020 1:36:28 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 27 Dec 2020 21:36:28 GMT



Four people hospitalized in critical condition including two children after Phoenix crash
The Phoenix Fire Department says two children and two adults are in critical condition after a crash at 43rd and Peoria avenues. Firefighters say an 8-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy are in critical condition after the two-vehicle crash that took place around 8 p.m. A 27-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman are also in critical condition.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2020 11:28:19 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 27 Dec 2020 07:28:19 GMT



Peoria firefighters, EMTs deliver baby on Christmas
VIDEO: Peoria firefighters helped deliver an early morning Christmas baby. Around midnight on Christmas morning, Peoria firefighters and EMTs were called to a home where a woman was in labor. When they arrived, the woman was giving birth, and first responders assisted in delivering the newborn less than half an hour into Christmas Day.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2020 3:14:33 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2020 23:14:33 GMT



Man burned in Phoenix apartment fire
A man was burned after a fire broke out at an apartment complex near Seventh Street and Bell Road in Phoenix early Wednesday morning. Phoenix fire crews were called to the Bellridge Apartments just after 2 a.m. for reports of a fire. According to a Phoenix fire captain, firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy black smoke coming out of one of the units.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2020 5:08:01 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020 13:08:01 GMT



Cameron Payne, Suns Charities and Phoenix Fire Department collaborate to help Valley family in need
VIDEO: A Phoenix Fire Department truck pulled around the back of a Valley apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. Out popped The Gorilla, two Suns dancers and the crew of firefighters, carrying at least two dozen wrapped presents. The nine Cisneroz children poured from the front balcony of the second-floor unit down the stairs, joyfully swarming their holiday haul.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 11:31:57 PM - SOURCE: Phoenix Suns
Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:31:57 GMT



Commentary: When a Payson community comes together to Firewise, it makes a difference
In San Juan County Fire Department Chief Craig Daugherty’s opinion, Payson dodged at least seven wildfire bullets during the 2020 fire season. But the Polles Fire caused him the most alarm because of its location, start date, fuel condition and weather. Daugherty should know — he worked in operations on that fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 1:55:40 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 21:55:40 GMT



Photos of the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson
PHOTOS: When the Pioneer Hotel in downtown Tucson burned days before Christmas in 1970, 29 people died. The fire was determined to be arson and 16-year-old Louis Taylor was arrested and tried for the crime. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The case made headlines again when Taylor was released in 2013.
- PUB DATE: 12/21/2020 8:49:51 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:49:51 GMT



17-year-old girl suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by Phoenix driver
A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured after being struck by a driver in Phoenix on Monday, Dec. 21, the police department said. At around 1 p.m., officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Bell Road for reports of a driver hitting a person. There they found the teen with serious, life-threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Tucson Fire responds to RV fire on west side
VIDEO: The Tucson Fire Department responded to an RV fire in the 1100 block of W. Riverview at 8 a.m. this morning. The fire was controlled before spreading to a nearby house. Officials say no one was injured. Investigators are on scene determining the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Second-alarm fire rips through building in Phoenix near 16th Street and Highland
VIDEO: A second-alarm fire that ripped through an abandoned office complex in central Phoenix Friday afternoon sent up heavy smoke over the Valley. Phoenix Fire Department spokesman David Ramirez said firefighters worked to control the blaze near 16th Street and Highland Avenue as it went from a first-alarm fire to a second-alarm fire just after 1:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2020 2:11:51 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020 22:11:51 GMT



Sedona Fire District adapts when firefighters catch COVID-19
As first responders, members of the Sedona Fire District take precautions before, during and after a call that may be associated with a patient with COVID-19. But despite those safety measures, they have not been immune from testing positive for coronavirus. During the Tuesday, Dec. 15, SFD Governing Board meeting, Assistant Chief Jayson Coil gave an update on COVID-19 and the district’s response.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2020 3:05:09 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Sat, 19 Dec 2020 23:05:09 GMT



Battalion Chief for Rincon Valley Fire District gives son surprise welcome home from Marine Corps training
VIDEO: Edward Cornejo is a proud father. His son, Camryn, graduated from high school this year and went straight into 13 weeks of recruit training for the United States Marine Corps- following in his father’s footsteps. “Like most other seniors, they were not able to enjoy a traditional graduation ceremony,” Cornejo said.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2020 6:50:59 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020 02:50:59 GMT



Daisy Mountain Fire presents its Citizen Fire Academy
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is giving the public the chance to train like a firefighter during its Citizen Fire Academy. During the academy, participants will learn about Daisy Mountain Fire District and how calls are dispatched. They’ll also visit a fire station, see the trucks and try equipment—pull a hose, flow water, see specialized equipment or just observe.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2020 11:05:46 PM - SOURCE: Foothills Focus
Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020 07:05:46 GMT



Construction worker hit and killed along SR 347 near Maricopa
Police are asking for the public's help to track down the suspect(s) involved in a deadly hit-and-run along State Route 347 Wednesday night. Gila River police say a construction worker was killed after being hit on SR 347 and Casa Blanca Road near Maricopa. The victim, who Gila River police said they are not identifying at this time, was a Native American man who was working on a roadway resurfacing project in a designated construction zone.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Arizona is reporting 7,365 new coronavirus cases and 142 new deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 7,635 new coronavirus cases Friday morning, putting the statewide total since the pandemic began at 442,671 cases. ADHS also added 142 new deaths to its statewide dashboard Friday morning. A total of 7,819 have passed away from COVID-19 in Arizona. So far this month, more than 88,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Tubac to require first responders to get COVID vaccine
Santa Cruz County is one of the many rural areas that's expected to receive the Moderna vaccine once it's approved. One community has said it will require its first responders to get a COVID vaccine to continue working for the department. KGUN 9's Pat Parris hosted a "Moderna COVID-19 vaccine town hall" Thursday on Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 7:27:32 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2020 03:27:32 GMT



Longtime member of the Bullhead City Fire Department named next Fire Marshal
Barbie Skeen-Barrett, a longtime member of the Bullhead City Fire Department, has been named the agency's next fire marshal. Skeen-Barrett previously served as interim fire marshal following the retirement of Fire Marshal Jim Dykens on Jan. 1, 2020. She becomes the department's first female fire marshal.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Daily News
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Scottsdale lends fire official to help Cave Creek explore fire service options
Following back-to-back devasting brush fires in Cave Creek over the summer, the town has taken a big step towards addressing the lack of fire service in the town. The town council voted unanimously to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Scottsdale, which focused on exploring options to create a firefighting strategy and establish modern day fire services.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 6:59:15 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 14:59:15 GMT



Fire damages Lou Malnati's Pizzeria in Phoenix
PHOTO: Firefighters battled a fire at a popular pizza place in Phoenix late Wednesday night. The fire broke out at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria just after 10 p.m. on the corner of 56th Street and Indian School Road. According to Capt. Todd Keller of the Phoenix Fire Department, crews arrived on the scene to find coming from the roof of the small building.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2020 4:03:43 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:03:43 GMT



Two dogs killed in apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: A Phoenix woman might owe her life to a smoke detector, but she lost her dogs in an early morning apartment fire in Phoenix. Firefighters from Phoenix and Glendale were called out to the three-story complex in the neighborhood of 35th and Dunlap avenues, just west of Cortez Park, at about 5 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 5:59:06 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:59:06 GMT



Bowie Fire battles house fire, structure destroyed
PHOTO: Bowie firefighters were called out at about 6:45 p.m. Friday evening for a structure fire at a single family house, according to the department’s Facebook page. The residence was leveled, but no one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The San Simon Fire Department and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office assisted.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 6:08:46 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 02:08:46 GMT



Two vehicle accident causes road closure in Green Valley
PHOTO: A two-vehicle crash causes road closure on Wednesday morning. Green Valley Fire District officials were called to 730 N. Abrego in reference to a rollover accident. According to a tweet, a 47-year-old woman from Sahuarita was driving on Abrego, struck a parked vehicle, and rolled over. Officials say the driver is refusing treatment.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Scottsdale fire chief will be one of first COVID vaccinations, urges others to get it
VIDEO: Among one of the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Arizona will be the Scottsdale Fire Department chief. He's using his leadership position to urge all other first responders to get the vaccine ASAP, saying it's their duty to protect and serve and this can only make their jobs safer for both themselves and those they respond to.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2020 9:10:26 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 05:10:26 GMT



Nine people displaced after fire at Glendale home
PHOTOS: Nine people have been displaced after a house caught fire overnight in Glendale. It happened at a home near Glendale and 71st avenues around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Spokesman for the Glendale Fire Department, Chris James, said the homeowner heard "crackling noises from her side yard." She thought it was raining but when she looked out her window, she saw flames.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 5:31:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 13:31:44 GMT



Fire station at Casa Grande airport to close down
PHOTOS: Fire Station 503 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport is closing down after reaching the end of its lifespan as crew members relocate to Station 504 on East McCartney Road. Station 503 was originally meant as an interim station in 2001 after the trailer was donated by Casa Grande Union High School in 1999.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 1:25:22 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:25:22 GMT



Three dead after car crash, fire in Phoenix
Two women and one man were found dead after the Phoenix Fire Department extinguished the vehicle fire. Two women and one man were pronounced dead at the scene of a vehicle collision in Phoenix early Sunday morning, the Phoenix Police Department said. Officers responded to the area of 51st Avenue and Elliott Road at 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Globe first responder dies of COVID-19
VIDEO: After losing his battle to COVID-19, a former firefighter and first responder in Globe was given a special procession to bring his body back home. On Thursday, Damien Jerome Lopez, 51, known as D.J. to friends and family, passed away due to COVID-19. On Saturday, Lopez's body was transported from Phoenix to Globe via fire engine with firefighters from multiple counties joining the procession.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2020 9:30:26 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 05:30:26 GMT



Tucson: Local ambulance services 'stretched thinner and thinner'
VIDEO: Dr. Amber Rice is the medical director for the Northwest Fire District. "Providers are getting stretched a little bit thinner and thinner as both the hospitals get busier and as staff gets sick from COVID as well," she said. Rice said she's had members of her staff test positive for COVID-19, just another hurdle to continuing to provide services to the public, the other: the rising number of cases locally.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2020 11:36:24 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:36:24 GMT



Sedona Fire District, airport authority delay tower contract
The Sedona Fire District is experiencing a bit of sticker shock. A 10-year lease contract between SFD and the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority — for a cell tower owned by SFD but sited on the north side of the airport — was ready to be signed but has now been postponed to at least Saturday, Feb. 27.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2020 1:50:58 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2020 21:50:58 GMT



Pima County healthcare leaders, fire chiefs sign letter urging public to heed COVID-19 warnings
As cases of COVID-19 continuing spiking in Arizona, Pima County leaders are urging the public to take caution. Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen released an open letter to the public Friday, signed by 24 leaders of hospitals, health care facilities and fire departments across the county.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 2:33:19 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 22:33:19 GMT



Josh Livermore named Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District Assistant Chief of Ops
Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District recently conducted a national recruitment for a new assistant chief. Candidates applying for the position endured a testing process to ensure the district found the right person for the job. Josh Livermore was the top candidate out of 19 applicants and accepted the offer to fill the position of assistant chief of operations for the fire district.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 11:10:31 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:10:31 GMT



Two recent fires in Kingman area under investigation, a third deemed ‘suspicious’
The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District responded to three structure fires between Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, two of which are still under investigation. Units from NACFD and the Kingman Fire Department were dispatched just after 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 to a reported structure fire in the 3000 block of Lass Avenue, the agencies wrote in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 1:08:37 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:08:37 GMT



Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant award provides extrication equipment
Verde Valley Fire District was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $23,739 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for extrication equipment. Along with $9,445 in District funds, this grant will provide a set of battery-operated extrication tools, including a spreader, cutter and ram.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2020 1:26:49 PM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:26:49 GMT



COVID-19 surge wearing out Navajo Nation’s first responders
At this point, more than anything, it is up to the people to fight COVID-19. As case numbers reach a record high during the Navajo Nation’s second wave, first responders such as the Navajo Area Indian Health Service and Navajo Nation Police are doing what they can with limited staff and resources to combat COVID-19 among the Navajo people.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Navajo Times
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department welcomes fourteen new firefighters
VIDEO: With the joint fire academy class of 20-2 coming to an end, the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department (QCFMD) celebrated the successful completion of 13 graduates along with graduates from Mesa, Casa Grande and Maricopa. “Congratulations to all the graduates of Academy 20-2, especially our new QCFMD firefighters,” shared Mayor Gail Barney.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Town Of Queens Creek
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighter injured after house fire in Glendale
A firefighter was hurt after helping put out a house fire in Glendale on Wednesday night. It happened near 57th Avenue, just north of Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway. Firefighters said they extinguished the flames quickly before spreading to other homes. Initially, there were reports of two dogs that were missing, but crews later found them.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 11:18:27 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 07:18:27 GMT



Arizona hits 7,000 known COVID-19 deaths as ICU and other hospital beds reach 90% full
Deaths due to COVID-19 in Arizona surpassed 7,000 as the state reported more than 4,400 new COVID-19 cases and 108 new known deaths on Wednesday, with hospitalizations for the disease still on the rise. The state data dashboard shows 90% of all ICU beds and 90% of all in-patient beds in Arizona were in use Tuesday, with 44% of ICU beds and 38% of non-ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 11:36:12 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:36:12 GMT



Car crashes into Phoenix home, causing large fire
VIDEO: A car crashed into a home, causing a large fire in Phoenix overnight. Phoenix firefighters were called to the home near 16th Street and Southern Avenue Wednesday night after receiving reports of a crash. Responding crews found a vehicle that had driven into the back of the home, as well as a large amount of smoke and fire coming from the crash site.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2020 8:22:33 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:22:33 GMT



Woman in extremely critical condition after nursing home fire in downtown Phoenix
A woman is in the hospital after a fire broke out at a downtown Phoenix nursing home on Tuesday night. Firefighters were called out to Washington Manor near 11th and Van Buren streets. They made their way to a third-floor apartment where they found a small kitchen fire with some of the cabinets burning.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 7:47:24 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:47:24 GMT



Oro Valley hospital, Golder Ranch Fire raise donations for local nonprofit
VIDEO: Golder Ranch Fire District and Oro Valley hospital teamed up for a food drive Tuesday to raise donations for a local nonprofit. Community members donated non-perishable food and money that'll go to the nonprofit IMPACT of Southern Arizona that help those in need throughout our community. Due to COVID-19, they collected donations by way of a drive-thru.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 5:05:41 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 01:05:41 GMT



Woman accused of setting fire to Mohave county home she had been evicted from
A woman in Mohave county is facing several felonies after being accused of setting fire to the home from which she had been recently evicted. Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office were called to a house fire in Dolan Springs early Tuesday morning. MCSO says the home was completely destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Bisbee firefighters hope to meet great need for Christmas toy and food drive
Though the Bisbee Fire Department had to break with tradition and forego the annual Thanksgiving food drive due to the increase in COVID-19 positive cases, the firefighters will still be accepting food and toys for Christmas. “We’re guessing people will need a lot of help,” said firefighter/EMT Robert Cline.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 2:38:13 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:38:13 GMT



Arizona officials report 12,314 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, marking new record
Arizona state health officials reported 12,314 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, marking the highest daily count since the pandemic started. Monday's reports were low after the weekend, with a total of only 1,567 new coronavirus cases. Tuesday's generally have a larger case count due to lags in reporting.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Daisy Mountain Firefighters hosting holiday toy drives
The Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities kicked off its 12th annual toy drive on November 28, but the collections continue through the holidays. “Each year we collect toys for children in Valleywise Health and HonorHealth hospitals,” said the charity’s president, John Gusich. “Donations also contribute to our Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program, in which we help local families in need of assistance with making Christmas special.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 1:24:01 AM - SOURCE: Foothills Focus
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:24:01 GMT



Man hospitalized after house fire in Lake Havasu City
A man was hospitalized Monday night after a house fire in the 2000 block of Tradewind Drive. According to the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, a family member called 911 when they saw a fire on a monitor in their father's bedroom. A construction worker nearby discovered smoke coming from the house and rushed to the front door and kicked it in.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2020 11:28:00 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:28:00 GMT



Phoenix Fire Department rescues injured woman from South Mountain
The Phoenix Fire Department rescued a hiker off of South Mountain on Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to a call of an adult female hiker with a lower leg injury around 10 a.m., according to a release. The woman was hoisted by helicopter off the mountain after rescue crews determined the terrain was unsafe.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2020 11:13:05 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Sat, 05 Dec 2020 19:13:05 GMT



Two critically injured in 2-car crash near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters say two men are in critical condition after a two-car crash in Phoenix Sunday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive around 8:30 p.m. Firefighters say two women were also hurt in the crash, but did not suffer serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2020 9:43:03 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2020 05:43:03 GMT



Firefighter salaries revealed in Arizona
Firefighters, specifically the ones representing the fire departments in Arizona, risk their lives every time they show up to work for the safety of the communities they serve. In 2020, they have been facing not only the spread of the coronavirus but also other major challenges, including a record-setting wildfire season that has killed dozens and burned millions of acres in the western United States.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yahoo News
Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Fire damages midtown Tucson home
PHOTO: Residents of a midtown home were displaced by a fire on Friday morning, Dec. 4. Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of N. Sycamore Boulevard, near Glenn Street and Alvernon Way, at 6:47 a.m. Engine 5 was first on scene and firefighters controlled the fire in 17 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2020 12:46:46 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 04 Dec 2020 20:46:46 GMT



Arizona reports 5,376 new cases and 25 new deaths as COVID-19 continues to surge
Arizona reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new deaths Sunday as infection and hospitalization numbers continue their weeks-long upward trend statewide. Sunday's 5,376 new cases followed Saturday's 6,799, the highest number reported in the state since the infection began with the exception of Tuesday's 10,300, which represented a backlog of cases from over Thanksgiving.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2020 12:29:22 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 06 Dec 2020 20:29:22 GMT



 

 
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