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3 Tucson-area fire districts turn to voters to help fund services, equipment
Three fire districts in Pima County are turning to voters in the Nov. 7 general election in hopes they support a bond election, a budget override and a levy override to maintain services and equipment. One district also plans to do renovations at its stations. The elections are being conducting by mail-in ballot only.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 2:14:13 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:14:13 GMT

Transfer Station Fire: 2,000 acre wildfire burning 10 miles west of Eagar
A new wildfire is burning in eastern Arizona, just west of Eager. Arizona State Forestry said the Transfer Station Fire sparked Thursday and has burned around 2,500 acres. The blaze has forced the evacuation of a nearby laminating and wood facility and is threatening a transfer station in the area, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 5:30:37 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:30:37 GMT

Peoria Mayor Commentary: Peoria Fire-Medical serves with strength, honor and compassion
Peeoria Fire Engine 193 rolled up to a house fully engulfed in flames. Hearing reports that there were people trapped inside, firefighter Stephen Gunn climbed in through a blown-out window and began crawling through thick smoke and flames. Working intently, helmet melting and skin burning, Gunn was able to locate a victim and hand him over to his fire captain.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 2:14:50 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:14:50 GMT

Widows of Granite Mountain Hotshots react to ‘Only the Brave'
VIDEO: Four years ago, the Granite Mountain Hotshots died battling a horrifying wildfire in Yarnell. On Thursday, the true story of those men who fought on the front lines premiered across the United States. Two widows of the Granite Mountain Hotshots say they helped with the creation of the movie and they feel that it portrays their husbands and the elite team's story.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 5:34:21 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:34:21 GMT

Family safely escapes first alarm house fire in Tempe
VIDEO: Tempe firefighters battled a first alarm house fire in Tempe Friday morning. The fire was at a home near Guadalupe Road and McClintock Drive. Tempe FD said upon arrival, two of the three residents of the house, a mother and a child, had gotten out of the house safely. Fire crews said that the third resident, an adult male, had also gotten out of the house but went back inside to find the family dog.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 9:13:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:13:44 GMT

Update: Lake Havasu City firefighter making progress in recovery after Vegas shooting
VIDEO: It's been more than two weeks since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more. An Arizona firefighter who was hit by a bullet is still recovering, dreaming of the day he can be back in his fire engine with his crew to work for the Lake Havasu City community.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 1:47:59 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:47:59 GMT

Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District opts for refurbished engine
The Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District governing board voted Wednesday to replace an aging fire engine with a refurbished unit from Firetrucks Unlimited at a cost not to exceed $350,000. The board followed the recommendation of Fire Chief Bret Scholz. A district apparatus committee had recommended the purchase of a new Spartan Gladiator from South Dakota-based Spartan Motors, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 1:58:21 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:58:21 GMT

Tucson first responders training for confined space rescues
VIDEO: When you think of firefighters rushing into action, you might think of battling flames. But first responders have to be ready for all types of rescues, even ones that happen in very small spaces. Twenty-five first responders from seven different public safety agencies are training for those types of rescues this week.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 6:29:05 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:29:05 GMT

Witnesses: Driver was 'focused on collecting the pills' after Tonopah wreck that killed child
PHOTO: The man who was behind the wheel of a Chevy Tahoe that rolled near Tonopah killing a little girl earlier this week is facing charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and endangerment. According to the Department of Public Safety, Christopher Eric McMorris, 31, of Litchfield Park was arrested as soon as he was released from the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2017 9:43:33 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:43:33 GMT

Kingman area firebug strikes again
The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District responded to a structure fire in the 3200 block of east McVicar Avenue a little before 2 a.m. Sunday. Crews arrived to find a single-wide mobile home fully engulfed with heavy smoke and fire. A defensive attack was made to protect adjacent structures. The fire was contained to the property of origin with no exposures damaged.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 2:55:17 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:55:17 GMT

Officials reviewing proposals for new Granite Mountain Hotshots memorial
The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership is reviewing submissions for a memorial to the 19 Prescott Fire Department firefighters who died in 2013 while working to extinguish a wildfire near Yarnell. The Daily Courier said its members are reviewing the proposals that were submitted by 29 artists this past June.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 4:39:27 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:39:27 GMT

Huachuca City fire chief arrested on theft charges
Huachuca City's fire chief is accused of felony theft and trafficking in stolen property. Sierra Vista police say 54-year-old Jon Allmon was arrested Monday night after officers executed a search warrant at his home as part of an investigation into fraudulent bank checks. Police say 11 forged checks were deposited into a bank account that belongs to Allmon over a seven-day period and the money was immediately withdrawn by him at ATMs.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 3:33:09 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:33:09 GMT

Follow Up: No evidence of arson in fire that damaged Bisbee City Hall
Authorities say an investigation into a fire that caused substantial damage to the Bisbee City Hall found no evidence of arson or other criminal activity. Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say the Oct. 11 fire started on the second floor of City Hall in an area containing an office being used as storage during a renovation project.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 4:39:30 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:39:30 GMT

9-year-old boy drops, rolls to escape Phoenix house fire
A 9-year-old boy escaped a fire that started in the garage of his Phoenix home Monday afternoon and quickly extended to the attic, the Phoenix Fire Department said. The boy, who was at home along with family dogs, told officials he heard noise that sounded like items falling in the garage, fire officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 10:26:03 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:26:03 GMT

Palominas fire chief resigns due to health
Palominas Fire Chief Mark Matthews has resigned due to health issues, not an investigation into a series of brush fires that happened earlier this year, board president Robert Montgomery confirmed Monday. Matthews started as fire chief in November, 2014 and under his administration, with board support, the district reversed its fortunes.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 11:20:52 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:20:52 GMT

Peoria police and firefighters surprise birthday boys
VIDEO: When over half the guests didn’t show up for their birthday party, two boys got a special surprise when Peoria police officers and firefighters stopped by. Jessica Moreno said that she called the Peoria Police Department and asked if they could surprise the two boys, Javier and Sergio. According to Moreno, their birthdays are a month apart and she always has one party.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 3:45:41 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:45:41 GMT

Yarnell Fire: The Granite Mountain Hotshots
These are the stories of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday, June 30, 2013, while fighting a fire near Yarnell, Ariz. They are memorialized in the new movie, "Only the Brave." This photo combination made with undated family photos provided via the City of Prescott, Ariz. shows the 19 firefighters killed battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 2:35:28 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:35:28 GMT

Hellsgate sends crews to help fight California wildfires
The Hellsgate Fire District sent a crew to Napa, Calif. Wednesday to help fight the numerous forest fires in the area, said Fire Chief John Wisner. The crew includes Capt. Bob Eavenson, engineer Brian Wiggins and firefighter Dustin Marsh. The men took the district’s compressed air foam engine, which is useful to snub out hot spots and cover structures with a foam coating to protect them before a fire hits.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2017 7:16:47 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:16:47 GMT

Former Phoenix fire chief Brunacini has died
VIDEO: An icon in the Phoenix community has died. The family of former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini announced on Sunday that he had died. Funeral arrangements are pending. He joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1958 and held every sworn position in the department. Brunacini, also known as Bruno, became fire chief in 1978 and stayed at the position until 2006.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 10:52:01 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:52:01 GMT

Man using propane torch to burn spiders suspected of starting Tucson mobile home fire
A man using a propane torch to kill spiders and burn spider webs underneath his mobile home is suspected of starting a blaze that forced him and an elderly woman out of their home Sunday night. Tucson Fire responded to a 911 call at around 9:19 p.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from a mobile home in the 4000 Block of East Blacklidge Drive, near North Alvernon Way and East Fort Lowell Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2017 4:46:02 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:46:02 GMT

Missing Sutherland Trail hikers found
VIDEO: Pima County Sheriff's Department worked with the Golder Fire Ranch District Sunday evening to locate four missing hikers near the Golder Ranch Trail Head. The call came in for the missing hikers around 4 p.m. and the group was found around 8 p.m. According to PCSD, the hikers went off of the Sutherland Trail when they got lost.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 8:11:49 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:11:49 GMT

Scottsdale fire crew helps battle Northern California fires
VIDEO: Since Friday, a Scottsdale Fire Department crew has been helping the California fire crews battling deadly fires. The crew of four firefighters is working 14-16 hour shifts and are primarily focusing on the Nuns Fire, which is ripping through Napa. "The most challenging thing is the wind. Just the way the wind changes in the California region, it blows in all different directions," said Jay Robinson.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2017 11:48:20 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:48:20 GMT

Cochise County authorities ask ATF to probe Bisbee City Hall fire
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office has asked for federal assistance to investigate a fire at the Bisbee City Hall. The blaze early Wednesday caused substantial damage to City Hall and its cause is unknown. Sheriff Mark Dannels says the county asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for help due to the size of City Hall and the damage done.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 2:15:43 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:43 GMT

More Arizona firefighters heading to battle California fires
VIDEO: Southern Arizona firefighters are heading to northern California to help battle the deadly wildfires. Northwest Fire Department firefighters will be joining Green Valley, Rio Rico and Rural Metro firefighters as those representing southern Arizona as California officials request more boots on the ground.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 4:55:35 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:55:35 GMT

Yuma Fire Department asking for return of a Thermal Imaging Camera
The Yuma Fire Department is asking for help finding a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) that went missing last month while firefighters were at the scene of a residential fire. According to spokesperson Mike Erfert, if the camera is located, it can be returned to any Yuma fire station or by calling Fire Administration at (928) 373-4850.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 1:56:14 AM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun)
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:56:14 GMT

Peoria Police and Fire-Medical host annual G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night
Peoria Police and Fire-Medical departments, in partnership with Dignity Health, bring together family fun and safety education in one place, as they host the 2017 G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Pioneer Community Park, 8755 N. 83rd Ave. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chance to get an up-close look at police cars, fire trucks, specialty emergency vehicles and equipment.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 2:17:44 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:17:44 GMT

Navajo County Police, EMTs honored for life-saving efforts
Navajo County Sheriff K.C. Clark presented “lifesaving awards” to several law enforcement and emergency service personnel Tuesday for their efforts last August in saving a woman from committing suicide. Clark handed out certificates and lifesaving award pins to each of the personnel involved in the operation that concluded with a somewhat happy ending.
- PUB DATE: 10/13/2017 7:25:04 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:25:04 GMT

Green Valley Fire District sends team to Napa
VIDEO: As wildfires continue to burn in Northern California, crews from all over the Western parts of the country are on the way to help out -- including a crew from the Green Valley Fire District. The personnel were ready to go, they just needed to wait for the call, according to GVFD's L.T. Pratt. "You could feel it in the room, these guys drumming up inside going, we'll wait for the call, and we'll be ready to go," Pratt said.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 6:10:04 AM - SOURCE: 104.1 KQTH Tucson's News and Talk
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:10:04 GMT

Follow Up: Bisbee sets up temporary offices after fire guts city hall
The cause of a fire that erupted early Wednesday morning and destroyed Bisbee City Hall remains under investigation by the sheriff's department, while local officials are working to relocate public services. Robert Smith, interim city manager, said temporary offices are being set up at the Cochise County government complex on Melody Lane for some of the city’s functions.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2017 5:17:46 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:17:46 GMT

Differences between fighting urban fire and wildland fire
VIDEO: Wildland and urban firefighting have something in common, both are extremely dangerous, however, they are extremely different. The first difference is the approach, which is offensive for urban firefighting. “We are going to engage that fire, we have hose lines, we have protective equipment and we are going to be able to breath in a super-heated environment, so we are taking on that fire one-on-one," said Phoenix FD Cpt.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 10:29:37 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:29:37 GMT

Paramedic recognizes Gilbert officer for helping rescue man in canal
Last Thursday, Gilbert paramedic Ernie Magoffie was headed to a water rescue call at a canal near Greenfield and Warner roads. The call said that a person was injured after a scooter he was riding in had rolled into the canal. When Magoffie and his crew, Gilbert Fire Engine 256, arrived at the scene, they found two people: the patient and Gilbert police officer Jim Dana.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 10:29:35 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:29:35 GMT

33 Springs Fire near Forest Lakes 'zero percent' contained
VIDEO: As California is being hit with out-of-control wildfires, northern Arizona has one fire that has been burning for days and smoke that can be seen for miles. The 33 Springs Fire started Oct. 6 when lightning struck a tree near Leonard Canyon in the Forest Lakes area and is still at zero percent containment.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 3:49:14 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:49:14 GMT

Nobody hurt in major fire at Bisbee City Hall
Fire crews from multiple fire departments have been working through the night trying to extinguish a fire at the Bisbee City Hall, according to police. As of 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, six fire departments are helping the Bisbee Fire Department try to control the blaze that began at about midnight.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 6:03:36 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:03:36 GMT

Crews battle apartment fire in Goodyear
VIDEO: Firefighters battled an apartment fire Tuesday evening in Goodyear that displaced more than a dozen residents, fire officials said. Around 5:41 p.m., firefighters responded to a blaze at a single-story apartment building near 1400 N. Palo Verde Drive, according to the Goodyear Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 2:47:28 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:47:28 GMT

Area agencies to host full-scale hazmat exercise on Oct. 18
Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services will team up with agencies and hospitals from throughout the region to conduct a full-scale hazmat exercise beginning at 8 a.m. in the Mall at Sierra Vista on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The simulation will begin inside a theater prior to the mall’s operating hours. It will involve an actor throwing handfuls of white powder onto fellow moviegoers, who are all players in the exercise, before running out of an emergency exit.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2017 3:48:29 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:48:29 GMT

Funeral service held for Phoenix fire chaplain Father Carl Carlozzi
VIDEO: A funeral service was held for longtime Phoenix Fire Department Chaplain Father Carl Carlozzi on Saturday. Friends, family and others gathered at the Christ Church of the Ascension to honor and remember Father Carlozzi. "He was deployed with FEMA to 9/11, to the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995 and he offered last rights and blessings to the bodies of the hotshots in 2013 after the granite mountain tragedy," said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 4:07:09 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:07:09 GMT

Body-cam videos show Maricopa County deputy's heroic actions during house fire
VIDEO: Firefighters and law enforcement officers are reluctant to talk about their actions when they do something heroic. Typically they shrug it off as "just doing their jobs." I asked the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for body-cam videos after hearing about a deputy who helped save a firefighter during a house fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 4:01:21 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:01:21 GMT

Follow Up: Teens accused of starting 25 arson fires in Sedona
VIDEO: Two teenage boys have been arrested accused of starting 25 fires at three different locations in Sedona. Sedona police say those teenagers were intoxicated. They are being charged with multiple offenses after starting more than two dozen fires at a Sedona community center, a park and a school, all within about 300 yards of each other.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2017 4:20:37 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:20:37 GMT

Sedona firefighters: 25 fires set in and around West Sedona School
VIDEO: Officials say two people are in custody for starting more than two dozen fires Sunday morning. A release from the Sedona Fire Department says crews responded to West Sedona School, 570 Posse Ground Road, just after 6 a.m. for a report of a fire in a trash can. Firefighters arrived to find multiple fires burning in different locations.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 5:38:37 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:38:37 GMT

Granite Mountain Hotshot families get sneak peek of emotional movie 'Only the Brave'
VIDEO: Most of the time Hollywood movies are an escape -- an opportunity to leave the real world and for a couple hours, forget everything else. That will not be the case for many when the movie Only the Brave comes out later this month. The movie is about the Granite Mountain Hotshots. In 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, 19 of the hotshots were killed.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 10:58:01 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:58:01 GMT

Firefighters respond to 30-acre wildfire south of Mormon Lake
A 30-acre wildfire six miles south of Mormon Lake is throwing up smoke visible from Flagstaff. Coconino National Forest spokesman Brady Smith said 40-50 people are on the scene of the Gash fire. Given that forest conditions are drying out and the next couple of days are expected to be windy, crews are "trying to wrap their arms around (the fire) pretty quickly," Smith said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2017 3:08:33 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:08:33 GMT

Fire hydrants in Snowflake-Taylor await repairs
Town officials said there are numerous fire hydrants in town in need of repair or replacement. Mayor Lynn Johnson said crews have been assigned to check water flow and availability on each hydrant in town, followed up with a list of those needing repair or replacement. Johnson did not have an exact count or the locations of hydrants that are either not working or in-need of repair.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2017 6:22:31 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:22:31 GMT

Woman sets fire to cat, tries to stab Tucson firefighter answering 911 call
A Tucson woman was arrested early this morning after setting her cat on fire and attempting to stab a Tucson fire captain in the chest when he tried to get her to leave her apartment, officials say. Tucson police and firefighters went to an apartment complex in the 4300 block of East 29th Street at about 2:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Phoenix, Glendale firefighters battle abandoned building 1st-alarm fire
Firefighters from Phoenix and Glendale battled a first-alarm fire at a few abandoned buildings in Phoenix early Friday morning. The fire started in a portable office near 27th and Glendale avenues, which Phoenix fire said has been abandoned for at least six to eight years and are unsure of its original use.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 4:41:40 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:41:40 GMT

Phoenix firefighters ready for mass-casualty incident
VIDEO: First responders showed an amazing display of teamwork in Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Police and medics worked together to get to the victims as fast as they could. The chief of the Clark County Fire Department said training, expert personnel and equipment helped save many lives.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 3:44:39 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:44:39 GMT

Rio Rico Fire District douses third house fire in 30 days
The Rio Rico Fire District responded to its third house fire in 30 days after a local student found her family’s residence on fire when she arrived home from school Wednesday afternoon. At about 4:53 p.m. that day, three engines, one tender, two ambulances and Interim Fire Chief Al Flores responded to a structure fire in the area of Camino Caballo and Calle Calabasas, near Damon Park, after the homeowner’s daughter dialed 911 to report the blaze, said Firefighter Jenny Jeong, district spokeswoman.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 2:19:34 AM - SOURCE: Nogales International
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:19:34 GMT

Bullhead City: Clowns show fire is no laughing matter
One wrong way to test a smoke alarm: ask it to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Another wrong way: ask it to solve a math equation. Children from Sunrise Elementary School and Mohave Accelerated Elementary School’s East Campus had those and other instructions on what not to do in an emergency demonstrated for them Thursday afternoon by a trio of clowns.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2017 1:41:50 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:41:50 GMT

Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department captain dies in swimming accident in Portugal
The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department is in grief over the loss of Fire Captain Frank Reed, who died Tuesday in a swimming accident while on vacation in Portugal. Reed, 52, will be missed by his family of colleagues in the fire department and by the wider community of first responders in the Valley.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 10:39:09 AM - SOURCE: Tempe, Arizona
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:39:09 GMT

Glendale investigating possible arson after fires damage Sahuaro Ranch buildings
VIDEO: Authorities are asking for information in connection with a series of fires at a historical park. In a news release sent Wednesday afternoon, the Glendale Police Department said officials had responded to three fires at Sahuaro Park in the previous three weeks. Police said the fires all happened between 2 and 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 3:14:48 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:14:48 GMT

Glendale Fire Chief Opinion: Firefighter’s role has changed dramatically
As the fire department’s call volume continues to increase yearly, Glendale firefighters know more than anyone that emergencies can happen at any time, especially after midnight, frequently interrupting their sleep. Firefighters must be proficient in many tasks, including getting dressed in the proper protective equipment and getting on the truck promptly, regardless of the time of day the dispatch occurs.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 12:26:34 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:26:34 GMT

Surprise Fire-Medical Department receives AHA’s Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2017 4:56:09 AM - SOURCE: Surprise, Arizona
Posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:56:09 GMT

Prescott Valley shed fire endangers other structures
A fire that started in a shed spread to the surrounding area and damaged a second shed and a vehicle before it was extinguished, Central Arizona Fire Division Chief Rick Davis said. Firefighters responded to the Ranger Road address in Prescott Valley and found the flames had moved to the easement of a home, and was burning a fence.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 1:08:15 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:08:15 GMT

Bouse Fire Department obtains grant for volunteer staffing
The Bouse Fire Department has obtained a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration for staffing their department. Fire Chief John Novak said the four-year grant will allow them to have three people on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Novak said the grant was from FEMA’s SAFER program, which provides money for fire department staffing.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 2:11:56 AM - SOURCE: Parker Pioneer
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:11:56 GMT

Firefighters battle abandoned house fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters battled an abandoned house fire early Wednesday morning, according to Capt. Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire and Medical Department. The first arriving fire crew found the small house near 17th Street and Indian School Road fully involved. They quickly declared the house fire a defensive fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 6:06:10 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:06:10 GMT

Prescribed fires planned for Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts
Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest have completed plans for the 2017 fall and 2018 spring prescribed fire burning seasons and expect to begin working in several project areas by the end of this month. Specific units to be ignited will be chosen based on fuel moistures and weather conditions that are within prescriptive levels that meet fuels reduction objectives.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 11:13:34 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:13:34 GMT

Wildfire burning in Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson
A wildfire is burning in the Santa Rita Mountains about eight miles north of Patagonia in Walker Canyon. Coronado National Forest officials say it's being called the Walker Fire. The 200-acre fire is burning in a remote area. The Forest Service says the Sonoita Fire Station reported the fire Monday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2017 3:25:36 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:25:36 GMT

Prayer vigil held for Tucson native on life support after Las Vegas shooting
VIDEO: More than 50 extended family, friends, and strangers gathered at a southside Tucson park Tuesday night to support Las Vegas shooting survivor Savannah Sanchez. Sanchez doesn't live in Arizona anymore, but has deep roots in Tucson. Sarina Mendez, Savannah's sister, told AZ Family her sister is in critical condition and on life support.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 10:54:33 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:54:33 GMT

Lake Havasu firefighter shot while shielding wife in Las Vegas
An off-duty firefighter from Lake Havasu was shot and seriously wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas while shielding his wife from gunfire, according to two firefighters in his unit. Kurt Fowler, a firefighter/EMT in the Desert Hills Fire District, is currently in a Las Vegas hospital surrounded by his wife, children and fellow firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZFamily.com
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Phoenix Police Department: Minor injuries reported after 2-vehicle collision causes rollover
VIDEO: Only minor injuries have been reported after a two-vehicle collision caused a rollover in Phoenix on Tuesday morning, said police. Officers responded to a two-vehicle rollover near 16th Street and South Mountain Avenue around 6 a.m. One of the vehicles ended up on its roof after the collision.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 8:41:33 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:41:33 GMT

Tucson: Brush fire threatens mobile home on Northwest side
Northwest Fire District officials said a brush fire burning in an alley spread to a mobile home, on Monday. It happened in the 2800 block of W. Palm Vista near River and La Cholla. Fire officials said downed power lines presented a challenge for firefighters while they put out the flames. Employees from Tucson Electric Power arrived on scene to make sure the area was safe so crews could continue their fire-fighting efforts.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 4:58:57 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:58:57 GMT

Torched: Diving into the mind of the Kingman area arsonist
Fire is a beautiful, destructive force. In a manner of minutes, an entire forest can be aflame or an abandoned house could be engulfed. Some fires are accidents, some are not. The Kingman area is certainly acquainted with the latter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines arson as “any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn .
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 3:35:51 AM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:35:51 GMT

Fire put out at mine property in Green Valley
Fifty firefighters from four agencies battled a fire on Freeport-McMoRan's Sierrita Mine property in Green Valley on Monday for nearly five hours before putting it out. The fire broke out about 11:15 a.m. in a secondary crusher unit and was extinguished about 4 p.m., according to spokesmen from the Green Valley Fire District and Freeport-McMoRan.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2017 3:13:56 AM - SOURCE: Green Valley News & Sun
Posted on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:13:56 GMT

Phoenix fire chaplain Father Carl Carlozzi dies
VIDEO: Father Carl Carlozzi, a longtime Phoenix Fire Department Chaplain passed away early Sunday morning, according to Phoenix fire. The fire department said Father Carlozzi died after a battle with esophageal cancer, which he had for more than one year. Phoenix Fire Department Chief Kara Kalkbrenner said despite the battle, Father Carlozzi never lost his spirit, humor, kindness, or focus on others.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2017 1:23:56 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:23:56 GMT

Firefighters battle brush fire in Cave Creek
VIDEO: Fire crews are battling a brush fire in Cave Creek. Firefighters were called to the area of 32nd Street and Cloud Road Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of the blaze. A Rural Metro Fire spokesman said around 4 p.m. the fire continued to spread. Officials are telling residents in the area to prepare to evacuate, however, an evacuation has not been requested in the area yet.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2017 12:22:44 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:22:44 GMT

New satellite to help forecasters better track, monitor Arizona wildfires
The National Weather Service will be able to be able to more easily and reliably forecast wildfires in Arizona, thanks to new satellite imaging data. The National Weather Service will be able to use the GOES-16 satellite to help monitor wildfires. The satellite has already made news for forecasting recent hurricanes with its Advanced Baseline Imager.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 5:17:11 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:17:11 GMT

Family of four displaced by garage fire in Midvale Park
A woman and three children were displaced after a garage fire damaged their home in the 1700 block of West Rue De La Montagne in Midvale Park early Sunday morning, according to Capt. Andy Skaggs with the Tucson Fire Department. A resident, who was alone at the time, heard a pop in the garage and when she opened the door to investigate she saw the room was on fire, Skaggs said.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2017 2:54:23 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:54:23 GMT

Rio Rico Fire District selects 21-year veteran to lead district
Citing his knowledge of the district and lengthy career in the fire service, the Rio Rico Fire District board hired Al Flores as its new fire chief. The board voted during its meeting Tuesday to appoint Flores, a 21-year veteran with RRFD, as the district’s interim fire chief. He was one of two finalists for the position and his starting annual salary is $95,000.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2017 2:18:49 AM - SOURCE: Nogales International
Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:18:49 GMT

Jerome re-opens horseshoes pits; re-names them in honor of Fire Chief Blair
The Town of Jerome celebrated the completion of its horseshoe pits project at a grand opening ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Frank Vander Horst announced the pits would be known as the Blair Horseshoe Pits, a surprise to attendees of the grand opening and to Fire Chief Rusty Blair himself. The pits are next to Upper Park above Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 4:49:55 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:49:55 GMT

Somerton/Cocopah firefighters respond to car in canal
One person was transported by Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical Wednesday after the car she was an occupant in crashed into a water-filled canal near Somerton. The incident happened, according to Fire Chief Paul De Anda, at approximately 12:24 p.m. at County 15th Street and Avenue C .
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 2:53:47 AM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun)
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:53:47 GMT

Regional: Lawmakers seek solutions as wildfires burn hole in firefighting budget
The 2017 wildfire season is already one of most expensive on record, with a $2.35 billion price tag burning through the Forest Service’s budget, lawmakers and Agriculture Department officials said Tuesday. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and five Western senators, including Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, called for an end to the ongoing underfunding of firefighting efforts that forces Forest Service to shift funds from other needed areas.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 3:16:53 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:16:53 GMT

Tacna and Wellton firefighters respond to brush fire along Gila River
Firefighters from the Tacna Volunteer Fire Department, with the assistance of the Wellton Fire Department, were able to get a fire along the Gila River under control in about an hour and a half Tuesday night. Capt. Donald Pelfrey said the fire was reported at about 7 p.m. in the vicinity of Avenue 42E and the river bottom, and his agency responded with an engine, a tender and a command unit.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2017 2:53:47 AM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun)
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:53:47 GMT

Reade again a no-show in Camp Verde arson, animal-cruelty case
Matthew Cochran, attorney for Brian Arthur Reade who is charged with animal cruelty, stood alone at the podium once again Monday. Reade is facing charges of attempting to commit arson of an occupied structure, burglary, aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons and cruelty to animals. A “gutted” dog was found in his trailer by police in August 2016.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 11:43:22 PM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:43:22 GMT

13 residents displaced, family dog revived after Maricopa house fire
Firefighters on Tuesday saved a 5-year-old dog after finding the dog unresponsive in a home that had gone up in flames Tuesday afternoon, displacing 13 residents, the Maricopa Fire Department said. Crews responded to the 44000 block of West Griffis Drive in Maricopa for a reported house fire just after 3 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 11:15:20 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:15:20 GMT

Man trapped for over an hour after Avondale accident; 3 injured
VIDEO: A man was trapped for over an hour inside of his vehicle after an overnight accident in Avondale that injured three. A blue truck ended up on top of another vehicle, requiring a male driver and female passenger to be extricated from the vehicle. The serious accident occurred near El Mirage Road and Camelback Road sometime before 10:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 6:29:19 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:29:19 GMT

Coolidge Fire tests out applicants for volunteer firefighter positions
The Coolidge fire station, located on Pinkley Avenue, is far from quiet on a Saturday morning. The truck bay is filled with shouts of encouragement and a mantra of “let’s go” as seven hopefuls try out for volunteer firefighting positions. As part of the testing process, applicants not only have to submit a written test but are also required to submit to a rigorous physical test.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 2:14:32 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:14:32 GMT

Tucson: Three people and dog treated for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
Tucson Fire Department found three people and a dog showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home this evening. The close encounter with the silent killer was caused by a car left running in the homes garage according to the fire department. The carbon monoxide was able to seep into the home where two teenagers and an older female were found inside.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 6:58:22 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:58:22 GMT

Mohave Electric Cooperative grant used to help Bullhead City fire station go solar
Another Bullhead City fire station is going solar. The fire district’s governing board voted Tuesday to accept a $75,000 grant from Mohave Electric Cooperative. The grant will pay for a photovoltaic solar power system at Fire Station No. 6, at Clearwater Drive and Marina Boulevard. Scott Neal, the BHCFD’s assistant chief for logistics, said the department will put out a request for qualifications, seeking the vendor who can provide the best system for that amount.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2017 2:06:50 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:06:50 GMT

1 injured after extensive overnight Phoenix house fire
VIDEO: One man was injured after exiting a home that caught fire overnight in Phoenix, according to fire personnel. Just after 11 p.m. Monday, firefighters extinguished an extensive fire that involved living space and the attic of a home near Palm Lane and 40th Street. When crews initially arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from the roof and rear of the home, said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 5:16:30 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:16:30 GMT

Goodyear garage fire displaces family of 3
A garage is completely gutted and three people are displaced in Goodyear after an overnight fire, according to fire officials. The fire broke out just after 1 a.m. near Van Buren Street and Sarival Avenue. The father was alerted after the smoke detectors went off. After seeing smoke, he worked quickly to get his wife and daughter out of the home safely.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 6:09:37 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:09:37 GMT

FD: Family of 4 hospitalized after using BBQ to warm Phoenix apartment
VIDEO: A family of four was transported to a local hospital after using a barbecue grill to warm their first-floor apartment in Phoenix, according to Phoenix fire. Firefighters were initially dispatched to a fire alarm indication and another station dispatched for an adult woman having a seizure in the same apartment complex near Indian School Road and 32nd Street.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 9:50:29 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:50:29 GMT

Verde Valley firefighters rescue, stabilize patient with apparent broken leg
Verde Valley Fire District personnel rescued a 26-year-old man who was found 75 feet down a steep and rough embankment near a wash around 11 p.m. Monday. VVFD responded to the rescue assignment for the man with an apparent broken leg near Washburn Bridge off of SR 260 at milepost 210. Crews reached the patient and assessed his condition, which revealed lower extremity factures.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 9:52:44 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:52:44 GMT

Patagonia fire crew returning home from Oregon
Three local firefighters are returning home this week after being deployed the last month to help combat the Chetco Bar Fire in southwestern Oregon. Patrick Lee Hatfield, 29, of Patagonia and Nogalians Christopher Felix, 36, and 38-year-old Oscar Verdugo, Jr., all firefighters with Patagonia Volunteer Fire and Rescue, are part of an engine crew that has spent the last 21 days helping fight Oregon’s largest wildfire at a little more than 191,000 acres.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 2:19:07 AM - SOURCE: Nogales International
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:19:07 GMT

Northwest firefighters put out blaze at state corrections training academy
A fire was put out late Monday night at the state corrections training academy. No injuries were reported. Northwest Fire District crews were dispatched shortly after 9:30 p.m. when a staff member of the Arizona Department of Corrections training academy called 911 to report a blaze, said fire Capt. Brian Keeley.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2017 2:14:06 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:14:06 GMT

Buckskin Fire Board learns county adopted wrong tax rate
The Buckskin Fire District Board has learned their district’s property tax rate adopted for fiscal year 2017-18 was too high. At a special meeting Sept. 20 with County Assessor Ana Camacho and County Finance Director Terry Krukemeyer, the board learned that, due to a misreading of the forms submitted by the district, the County Supervisors adopted a tax rate that was higher than what the district had submitted.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2017 5:19:01 AM - SOURCE: Parker Pioneer
Posted on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:19:01 GMT

Rooftop solar panels could cause problems for firefighters
Rooftop solar panels could prevent firefighters from gaining necessary access when battling a home fire, officials said. “Solar panels are, of course, placed on roofs and that can cause an obstacle for our firefighters,” Mesa Fire Deputy Chief Forrest Smith said. The rooftop panels make it harder for firefighters to drill or cut vent holes that help lower air temperatures inside a burning home and allow hot gases and smoke to escape.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2017 4:55:37 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:55:37 GMT

Man injured when car catches fire in Littlefield salvage yard
PHOTO - A man suffered burns over 10 percent of his body when a vehicle caught fire in a Littlefield, Ariz., salvage yard Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. firefighters were called to vehicle fire at a salvage yard near the corner of Farm Road and Desert Springs Road in Littlefield, Arizona, involving a two-door passenger car, Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire Chief Jeff Hunt said.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St George News
Posted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

80-year-old man among 20 people stung in Marana bee swarm
A swarm of bees in Marana stung about 20 people, including an 80-year-old man, on Friday, Sept. 22. According to Capt. Brian Keeley of the Northwest Fire District, first responders were dispatched to the 13000 block of North Sandario Road, near West Barnett Road for a bee swarm at about 8:30 a.m. The elderly man was treated first by Marana police officers, who also were stung.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2017 8:31:24 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:31:24 GMT

Man found dead inside burned Phoenix mobile home
VIDEO: Fire officials in Phoenix said they found a man dead in a mobile home that burned Thursday afternoon. The blaze was located near Bell Road and 16th Street in Phoenix. Neighbors told fire investigators that a man in his 50s lived alone in the unit. They also said that the man had health problems.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 10:26:49 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:26:49 GMT

Rio Rico, Tubac and Green Valley fire districts explore teaming up to reduce costs
The fire chiefs and board members of the Rio Rico, Tubac and Green Valley fire districts met auditors for the first time Wednesday to discuss working together to cut costs and improve services. Working together could mean sharing services, merging, consolidating or creating a joint power authority, or JPA.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 2:32:18 AM - SOURCE: Nogales International
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:32:18 GMT

KFD: Fire safety company’s sale pitch not part of Kingman Fire Department
It’s okay for a fire safety company to solicit customers by inviting them to a dinner presentation at the Dambar restaurant, but there’s no connection with the Kingman Fire Department, Assistant Fire Chief Keith Eaton said Wednesday. The fire department is aware that people are being solicited by mail of the sales meetings, and that’s perfectly legal, Eaton said.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 11:11:20 PM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:11:20 GMT

Scottsdale apartment building evacuated after fire breaks out
VIDEO: A basement fire forced residents of a Scottsdale apartment complex to evacuate Thursday afternoon, the Scottsdale Fire Department said. Phoenix and Tempe fire crews were called to join in the efforts to extinguish the fire and clear the building of smoke, said Division Chief John Whitney IV, a Scottsdale fire spokesman.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 5:31:06 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:31:06 GMT

Everyone out safe after overnight garage fire in Chandler
VIDEO: Everyone got out safely after an overnight garage fire in Chandler on Friday. Chandler and Mesa fire crews responded to the scene of a working garage fire near Warner and Alma School roads. Firefighters had to tear apart the garage doors to access the fire and were able to control it to just the garage.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 7:40:42 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:40:42 GMT

Phoenix survivor spent hours in tree with toddler after flash flood
As water rushed around him, Cesar Garcia clung desperately to a tree and his 1-year-old daughter, hoisting himself above the debris-filled creek that had swept the pair downstream and killed 10 of his family members. "All I could think of was like, 'Hold on to my baby.' If I didn't hold on to her, she was going to be gone," he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSL.com
Posted on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Bullhead City: Assistant fire chief promotes bond proposal to Republican women’s group
Within a couple of months, Scott Neal said Wednesday, Bullhead City voters will make a decision on what kind of fire department they want. The Bullhead City Fire Department employs highly trained people and provides a high quality of service, in a timely manner, said Neal, an assistant chief. “We think that’s at risk,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 2:07:11 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:07:11 GMT

Family of 4 displaced after Buckeye garage goes up in flames
VIDEO: A family of four is displaced after their garage went up in flames in Buckeye early Thursday morning. According to Buckeye fire, the family of four escaped the home near Yuma Road and Dean Road safely but everything inside of the garage is a complete loss. The home did have smoke detectors but they were not working.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 8:47:14 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:14 GMT

Vehicle fire closes several lanes on eastbound Interstate 10 in Tolleson
A vehicle fire closed several lanes on eastbound Interstate 10 in Tolleson early Thursday morning. Only the HOV lane was open on eastbound I-10 at 91st Avenue while the car was engulfed in flames. Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze quickly. Once the fire was out, DPS moved the vehicle off the freeway and began opening up additional lanes but kept a couple closed as they cleaned up the debris from the fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 6:48:17 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:48:17 GMT

Kingman mobile home erupts in flames
Kingman Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Simon Avenue around 9 a.m. Tuesday to find one home and a trailer engulfed in flames and another home exposed to the fire. KFD initially sent four engines in response to the call, said Anger Muller, assistant chief of operations.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2017 3:51:27 AM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:51:27 GMT

Glendale Fire Department bids farewell to beloved Crisis K9
The Glendale Fire Department is saying goodbye to one of its 4-legged colleagues. Topaz, the department's Crisis K9, died Monday after succumbing to a brief illness. Topaz was a yellow Labrador who is best remembered for his work with children and bringing comfort to those whose lives he touched while on emergency calls.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 2:28:38 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:28:38 GMT

Woman killed in Scottsdale ATV crash has been identified
VIDEO: The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a fatal off-road vehicle crash in Scottsdale. Sheriff's officials say the victim was 58-year-old Ramona Linda Hernandez from Scottsdale. The crash occurred on a dirt road at 136th Street and Lone Mountain Road just after 7:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2017 10:36:37 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:36:37 GMT

One.n.ten youth center reopens in Phoenix after arson incident
VIDEO: A youth center is re-opening Wednesday at a new location after they were targeted by an arsonist. The one.n.ten youth center will now be located at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness off of Portland Street and Central Avenue. Back in July, police say Darren Beach intentionally lit the organization's previous location on fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2017 5:49:14 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:49:14 GMT



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