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Off-duty firefighter saves dog from 1st alarm house fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: An off-duty Phoenix firefighter is being credited with saving a dog from a first alarm house fire in Phoenix Sunday morning. Officials say the firefighter suffered minor burns in the fire near 10th Street and Northern Avenue. The blaze was quickly extinguished, but flames still managed to cause minor damage to the home next door.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 4:41:38 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:41:38 GMT



Fire in utility room threatened Tucson apartments
PHOTO: Tucson Fire is investigating after multiple callers reported seeing flames coming from an exterior, utility room at a midtown apartment complex. Firefighters got the call around 6 p.m. Sunday about the incident near Speedway and Country Club. When a crew got to the scene, firefighters say they saw the utility room fully engulfed and was threatening apartment units.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 4:38:22 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:38:22 GMT



9-month-old in extremely critical condition after being pulled from Phoenix bathtub
A 9-month-old baby who was unresponsive and lacking a pulse after being pulled from a bathtub Saturday in Phoenix is in extremely critical condition, fire officials say. Phoenix Fire Department responded around 3 p.m. to a home near 35th and Northern avenues for a reported drowning. Firefighters quickly began advanced life support on the child and were able to regain a pulse while heading to a nearby hospital, Capt.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 5:11:29 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:11:29 GMT



Sheridan Fire Update: Fire area closure in effect near Camp Wood Road
A fire area closure order is in effect over the Sheridan Fire area, limiting access south of the Camp Wood Road (County Road 68), with areas to the north of Camp Wood Road remaining open, according to a Prescott National Forest release Sunday afternoon. Yavapai County roads on the perimeter of the closure remain open.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 2:42:18 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:42:18 GMT



Child found in south Phoenix pool rushed to hospital extremely hurt
A child is in very critical condition after being pulled from a pool at a south Phoenix home on Sunday. Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, Capt. Kenny Overton, said firefighters were called to a home near Vineyard Road and Central Avenue around 5 p.m. after reports of a young boy found in a pool of a home there.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 6:38:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 01:38:06 GMT



Jerome, other fire departments contain house blaze to basement
Smoke could be seen billowing throughout Jerome from a three-story house Friday night as firefighters arrived to the put out the fire. Jerome Fire Chief said they were lucky to save the structure on East Avenue, also known as the “hogback” because the houses sit on a ridge along SR89a. The occupants were in the home, heard a pop, and evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 5:42:09 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:42:09 GMT



Maricopa fire battalion chief retires after 32 years in the service
Leaving the brotherhood and sisterhood of a fire department is a significant milestone that allows those retiring to reminisce about the years they have spent with their coworkers, which most times are more like family. Gibby Gorman, a battalion chief of the Maricopa Fire and Medical Department, is celebrating his retirement, with Thursday being the last day of his 32-year career.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 4:46:03 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:46:03 GMT



Phoenix dispatchers seeking therapy resources, first responder status
Emergency service dispatchers in Phoenix are gearing up for a meeting with city officials in an attempt to shore up emergency funding for staff, new systems and therapy resources as nationally, dispatchers are awaiting a decision in Washington D.C. that could impact how they are classified. Currently, 911 dispatchers in Arizona and across the nation are not considered first responders.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:43:25 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:43:25 GMT



Multiple Yuma residences destroyed by fire
VIDEO: Firefighters have put out the fires and are now checking the area for hot spots after multiple homes caught on fire at 9th Street and 20th Avenue Thursday. Nine trailers and a house were engulfed by a fire that residents say began around 1 p.m. at 9th Street and 20th Avenue Thursday. Rural Metro Fire Department and Yuma County Sheriff's Office are currently at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 6:46:13 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:46:13 GMT



Yavapai County board to set property tax levy
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will vote to set primary and secondary property tax rates for 2019 at its special meeting 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott. The board will act for the following jurisdictions under its control: Yavapai County’s Primary Property Tax, Fire District Contribution, Yavapai County Free Library District, Yavapai County Flood Control District, as well as three street lighting districts and one sanitary district.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 2:00:43 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:43 GMT



Church staff accidentally burns bushes in front of Calvary Chapel in Prescott
PHOTO: A cluster of bushes in front of the Calvary Chapel church on Highway 69 in Prescott went up in flame due to illegal burning midday Thursday, Aug. 15, officials said. The Prescott Fire Department responded to the church around 12:20 p.m. after receiving several calls of smoke in the area. Firefighters determined that the fire was isolated to a few bushes and that there was little threat of it spreading further, Prescott firefighter Conrad Jackson said.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:50:05 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:50:05 GMT



Court gives Goodyear firefighter with cancer 2nd chance to get workers' compensation
An Arizona Supreme Court opinion Wednesday said the court didn't have enough information to uphold a decision that denied workers' compensation to a Goodyear firefighter with cancer. Gilbert Aguirre has spent nearly 20 years putting out fires. He battled blazes in an airport with burning jet fuel, a home with chlorine kept in the attic and more than one methamphetamine lab, court records show.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:38:07 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:38:07 GMT



Smoke seen for miles as crews battled huge fire at Tempe construction site
VIDEO: A large fire broke out at a Tempe construction site off Loop 202 Wednesday afternoon, causing road closures in the area as crews fought it. Tempe Fire said roofing material at the construction site caught fire. Soon, firefighters were dealing with towering flames and billowing smoke. The smoke from the fire could be seen for miles as it intensified to a 2-alarm fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 10:46:56 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:46:56 GMT



Cottonwood Fire crews smash window to rescue child locked inside truck
The Cottonwood Fire Department smashed out a rear passenger window of a truck parked on South Main Street Tuesday afternoon after a child was accidentally locked inside the vehicle as it was running, according to police and fire officials. There were no arrests. The incident happened in front of a local charter school, according to Cottonwood Police Dept.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:35:32 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:35:32 GMT



Forest Service encouraging natural burn of Pemberton Fire
Firefighters are conducting both hand and aerial ignitions along preplanned containment lines to assist the lightning-started Pemberton Fire fulfill its natural role of reducing dense forest fuels, according to the Prescott National Forest (PNF). This tactic is commonly used nowadays by forest managers with natural wildfires as a means of improving the ecosystem’s overall health, PNF said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:41:27 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:41:27 GMT



Boulin Fire has grown to 756 acres, drone averted
The Boulin Fire on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has grown to 756 acres, according to a Wednesday U.S. Forest Service release. The fire continues to move moderately towards the west, away from residential areas. The fire remains active and will continue to consume available fuels as dry weather conditions persist.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 5:27:20 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:27:20 GMT



Dozens forced out of Tempe apartment complex after utility lines struck
Dozens of residents at an apartment complex were evacuated from their homes overnight after a U-Haul truck struck the building's utility lines, according to the Tempe Police Department. Police said a U-Haul was attempting to enter the apartment complex's parking garage near Rio Salado Parkway and Ash Avenue, but the vehicle was too large to make the clearance.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Vulnerable Pinetop-Lakeside communities adapting to ever-present threat of wildfires
Learning to live fire-wise is a cause for celebration in areas that are vulnerable to wildfires. Especially in this White Mountains berg, which is becoming one of the country’s next fire-adapted communities. Bounce houses, barbecues and face-painting are hallmarks of the annual White Mountains Communities Firewise Block Party a day after the Forest Service hosted a wildfire training day.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:01:16 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:01:16 GMT



Update: Relatives file $25 million claim in deadly Phoenix fire truck crash
VIDEO: Relatives of a young family who died in a fire truck crash in April have filed a wrongful death claim against the City of Phoenix. ABC15 obtained the claim, dated July 3, which alleges the Phoenix Fire Department was negligent and asks for a $25 million settlement. Phoenix Fire Engine 18 was headed to a fire alarm call on April 7 when it crashed into a pickup truck on Bethany Home Road at 29th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:37:38 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:37:38 GMT



Fire in northwest Tucson displaces one
The Tucson Fire Department responded to a fire outside a home in the 3600 block of North Park Avenue, with a large amount of what was described by passers-by as debris on fire threatening the home. Multiple calls were made to 911 on Tuesday, Aug. 13, reporting heavy black smoke in the area, but no specific address.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:45:46 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:45:46 GMT



Grand Canyon North Rim fires: Castle Fire nears burnout phase, Ikes Fire continues to grow
Because of warmer, drier weather conditions, two lightning-caused wildfires burning on the North Rim are producing an increased amount of visible smoke. Following four days in a row of no growth, the combination of increased daytime temperatures, light winds, no precipitation and available fuels were enough to encourage additional spread.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 1:02:37 PM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:02:37 GMT



Police say speed may be factor in deadly crash in south Phoenix
The driver who died in a crash in south Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon may have been speeding, police said. The crash happened at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Elwood Street, which is north of Broadway Road. According to police, 24-year-old Salvador Banda Jr. was driving a 1995 Ford Mustang when he slammed into a 1998 Ford Mustang where the driver was turning left.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 6:44:44 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:44:44 GMT



Flagstaff's Museum Fire 100% contained but still monitored
Officials declared the Museum Fire near Flagstaff 100% contained Monday. he fire scorched more than 1,900 acres of Ponderosa Pine and brush in the Dry Lake Hills area between Mount Elden and the San Francisco Peaks. It was detected on July 21st and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:04:07 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:04:07 GMT



Family displaced following house fire in Yuma
A house fire who officials believe started from its patio left a family of six displaced in the 7700 block of East Topeka Place Sunday afternoon. The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) said firefighters arrived and found a tile-roofed house with a large amount of fire in the patio area and heavy smoke coming from the gable vents at 7711 East Topeka Place.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 3:50:36 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:50:36 GMT



Mesa firefighters change elderly woman's tire, drive her home
VIDEO: Mesa firefighters went above and beyond to help a woman in need. It was all captured on the show "Live Rescue," which features first responders across the country. The crew at Fire Station 209 got a call about a woman having difficulty breathing in the mall parking lot at Superstition Springs Center.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 4:40:58 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:40:58 GMT



Arizona Fire & Medical Authority communicates with social media
Every week the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Facebook page has a posting called Monday Motivation. Each one has a photograph, usually black and white with the AFMA logo in color, and one word prominently displayed over the picture. Next to the photo is a short 1-2 sentence message, always ending with, ““Have a great week everyone.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 3:37:47 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:37:47 GMT



Firefighters work to suppress Pemberton Fire
Three lightning-started fires continue to burn to some degree on the Chino Valley Ranger District. Of the three (Pemberton, Sheridan and Stinson), the Pemberton Fire has been receiving the most attention from fire officials. “[The Pemberton Fire] has a little bit better access for us to be able to work on, as opposed to the Sheridan and Stinson fires, which are in a little more remote areas,” said Ansgar Mitchell, public information officer with the Prescott National Forest (PNF).
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 1:06:14 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:06:14 GMT



Thatcher: Driver lost in storm runoff waters rescued
PHOTO: The rain came down hard Saturday night, Aug. 10, and one man made the decision to drive down a farm road. His vehicle was overcome by runoff water, but he was reportedly unharmed. Local authorities were alerted at roughly 8?p.m. Saturday night about a man, later identified as Rory Long, 39, whose vehicle was being swept away by water.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 1:54:10 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:54:10 GMT



One hospitalized with serious burns after fire at Phoenix apartment complex
A large fire forced the evacuation of a Phoenix apartment complex Thursday morning and left one person with serious burns. The fire broke out at about 7:30 a.m. at the Mellow Square Apartments near 19th Avenue and Mountain View Road. Capt. Mark Vanacore with the Phoenix Fire Department said crews were able to quickly control the fire at the story complex.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 1:25:30 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 20:25:30 GMT



Saturday fundraiser to help Casa Grande firefighter in his battle against cancer
A fundraiser on Saturday aims to help a Casa Grande firefighter battle the expenses he's facing in his recovery from prostate cancer. A car wash begins at 8 a.m. Saturday behind 3G Flowers, 200 E. Florence Blvd., to help firefighter Pete Benzing, who was diagnosed with cancer in October and underwent surgery and cancer treatment.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 2:47:19 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 09:47:19 GMT



Firefighters gain upper hand on Verde Fire northeast of Scottsdale
A fire burning all week about 15 miles northeast of Scottsdale is becoming less of a danger. Containment of the Verde Fire reached 69% on Thursday morning, and command returned to local authorities. The fire, which was sparked by lightning on Saturday evening, has consumed about 2,730 acres but hasn’t grown significantly since Tuesday, when a Type 3 incident team arrived on the scene to take command.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 5:49:25 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:49:25 GMT



SRP workers to be honored by Arizona Department of Transportation for heroism during highway fire
Three SRP employees are being honored by the Arizona Department of Transportation for helping put out a vehicle fire on the Loop 101 interchange in the west Valley July 2. The employees, 40-year-old Bryan Dodge, 30-year-old Danlee Yazzie, and 23-year-old Vince Ortega, were heading east on Interstate 10 when they saw a tractor-trailer in flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 3:49:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 22:49:06 GMT



Fort Mohave residence destroyed by fire
No one was injured in a fire Wednesday in Fort Mohave, authorities have reported. A single-family mobile home in the 5700 block of Pasadena Road was destroyed by the blaze, said James Kartinen, fire prevention officer for the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department. The two residents and their pet were outside the home at the time of the fire, Kartinen said.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 11:29:51 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:29:51 GMT



Death of Tucson Fire Department captain prompts new campaign to end tobacco use
VIDEO: First responders make it their mission to save the lives of others. But the tragic death of a Tucson Fire captain has inspired the department to launch a campaign aimed at saving the lives of their own. Captain Glenn Fleck chewed tobacco on-and-off for years. Last year, he passed away from oral cancer.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Report offers details about Surprise explosion that injured 4 Peoria firefighters
VIDEO: A newly released report is shedding light on an explosion at an APS storage unit in Surprise that sent four Peoria firefighters to the hospital with broken bones, chemical burns and cuts. It happened the night of Friday, April 18 – nearly four months ago -- near Deer Valley Road and Grand Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 8:08:24 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:08:24 GMT



Daughter of fallen Phoenix firefighter surrounded by his brethren on first day of school
It's a day meant to be remembered forever in scrapbooks: the first day of kindergarten, when parents walk their child to class for the first time. But for one Phoenix family, it was a bittersweet first day of kindergarten, as one parent was missing. Phoenix firefighter Brian Beck, Jr., tragically lost his battle with occupational cancer in May of this year.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 4:43:21 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 23:43:21 GMT



Two men stung by bees at Phoenix golf course
VIDEO: Two men were taken to a local hospital Wednesday after they were stung by bees at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix. According to Phoenix Fire, firefighters responded to the golf course after reports that bees had stung multiple people near the sixth hole on the course. Phoenix FD said the two men had been stung "several times," but were in stable condition.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 1:51:01 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:51:01 GMT



How Arizona’s outdoor workers stay safe in the heat
VIDEO: Avoiding hot summer temperatures is impossible for Arizonans who make their living beneath the scorching sun. Earlier this month, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, introduced a bill that would establish a federal safety standard for workers who labor in the heat, both inside and outdoors. The bill is named after Asunción Valdivia, a California farmworker who died in 2004 after picking grapes on a 10-hour shift in 105-degree heat.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 11:25:12 AM - SOURCE: KAET-TV Arizona State University
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:25:12 GMT



U of A study aims to help firefighters reduce cancer risks
VIDEO: For firefighters, sometimes the blaze is only half the battle. "Regardless of who you are on the fire scene you get exposed to chemicals.” Over the past 3 years, Dr. Jeff Burgess, Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and Tucson Fire have researched ways to reduce cancer causing particles.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 9:38:51 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 04:38:51 GMT



A history of fire prevention the Smokey Bear way
Sporting his ranger flat hat and blue jean trousers, Smokey Bear has become more than a symbol for fire prevention — he’s become a national treasure. The evolution of the campaign through the past 75 years has made Smokey Bear one of the most recognized icons in advertising history. According to a 2013 Ad Council survey, approximately 96 percent of people have heard of Smokey Bear, and 7 out of 10 adults were able to recall Smokey’s message of “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 7:11:18 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 02:11:18 GMT



Toddler dies hours after falling on head in Mesa, police say
A toddler was found in dire circumstances Tuesday night in Mesa, according to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. Firefighters were called to The Moorings Apartments near Mesa Drive and Brown Road around 8:30 p.m. because of a 2-year-old girl who was not breathing. Paramedics performed CPR on the girl and took her to Cardon Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 10:45:17 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 05:45:17 GMT



New team takes control of wildfire burning northeast of Scottsdale
A Type 3 incident team on Tuesday took control of a wildfire burning northeast of Scottsdale, authorities said. The Verde Fire grew more than 700 acres to 2,690 acres because of strong winds from passing thunderstorms overnight Monday, Carrie Templin, a spokeswoman for the Forest Service, said in an email.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 7:43:50 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 02:43:50 GMT



Cat rescued after being trapped in car's engine in Pima County
PHOTOS: A cat suffered only minor injuries after Rural Metro Fire had to rescue the animal from a person's car engine. According to Rural Metro Fire's Facebook page, firefighters got the call for help after someone found the cat trapped. Firefighters say they found the cat "deeply entangled" in the engine compartment of the vehicle and could not get out on its own.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 4:57:49 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:57:49 GMT



Flagstaff: Growing program puts air quality specialists on wildfires
Among the hundreds of firefighters, aircraft and engines dispatched to a northern Arizona wildfire were two women whose focus wasn't on flames, but smoke. Carolyn Kelly and Anita Thompson are part of a growing program that dispatches specialists to monitor smoke from wildfires. Congress earlier this year said all top-tier federal teams battling wildland blazes should have at least one air resource adviser.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 7:53:06 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:53:06 GMT



Firefighters respond to fully involved trash fire at Patriot Disposal in Prescott Valley
Unknown smoldering trash contents caused a fire in a 48-foot-long trailer at Patriot Disposal in Prescott Valley Sunday afternoon, requiring the response of about a dozen firefighting personnel. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) Fire Marshal Rick Chase reported that residents in the Christine Drive neighborhood reported seeing flames at Patriot Disposal, located across the field, at about 1:20 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 2:00:46 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:00:46 GMT



Verde Fire grows to 2,000 acres north of Fountain Hills
The Verde Fire, which was sparked by lightning Saturday night north of Fountain Hills, had grown to about 2,000 acres as of Monday evening, and fire activity had increased because of high winds, Tonto National Forest Officials said. The fire, which was burning about two miles northeast of the Fort McDowell Reservation and four miles northeast of Rio Verde, had no containment as of late Monday, officials aid.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 10:35:28 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:35:28 GMT



One dead, another seriously hurt in Oro Valley crash
PHOTO: One person has died and another is in critical condition after a crash in Oro Valley early Monday, Aug. 5. According to information from the Golder Ranch Fire District, the accident happened at the intersection of Tangerine Road and Innovation Park Drive. The crash involved a garbage truck from Republic Services and a white car.
- PUB DATE: 8/5/2019 1:38:53 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:38:53 GMT



Pima firefighters to hold Big Splash Bash
Plenty of games, fun and food will be in store at the Pima Volunteer Fire Department’s third annual Big Splash Bash on Aug. 10. Held at Yellow Ribbon Park and the Pima Pool, the event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. “This year, we are going to use the funds raised to help purchase a specialized washer extractor to clean our firefighting gear.
- PUB DATE: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Twelve displaced, 2 firefighters hospitalized after mobile home fire in Tempe
VIDEO: Firefighters say 12 people were displaced from their homes after a mobile home caught fire in Tempe Sunday evening. Fire crews were called to the scene near Priest Drive and Baseline Road around 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they were able to gain quick control of the first-alarm blaze, limiting damage to just one other unit.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2019 8:35:01 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 05 Aug 2019 03:35:01 GMT



Lightning-caused Verde Fire burning 700 acres in Tonto National Forest northeast of Scottsdale
VIDEO: A lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Tonto National Forest has grown to 700 acres with zero percent containment as of Sunday evening. The so-called Verde Fire was burning about 15 miles northeast of Scottsdale since it first sparked on Saturday. The fire was fueled by grass and brush as it continued to grow in a remote area that was not easily accessed by fire crews.
- PUB DATE: 8/4/2019 7:48:20 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 05 Aug 2019 02:48:20 GMT



Phoenix fire crews put out 2 apartment fires and rescued several animals
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters extinguished two separate apartment fires Saturday — and rescued animals in both instances. The first fire was on the second floor of a two-story apartment building near Central Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix. Department officials told The Arizona Republic about the fire at 2:54 p.
- PUB DATE: 8/3/2019 10:45:23 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 04 Aug 2019 05:45:23 GMT



Mesa family recalls terrifying moment they witnessed lightning spark house fire
VIDEO: The night was dark and the storm was coming. Gustavo and Veronica Perez had just put their two young children to bed and were starting to unwind, watching TV, when suddenly -- “Out of nowhere,” Gustavo recalls, “the whole house lit up.” The brilliant flash of light was accompanied by a simultaneous crack of thunder.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 7:51:14 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 03 Aug 2019 02:51:14 GMT



Cellar Fire fully contained, crews expect no risk for flooding
The Cellar Fire burning 16 miles southeast of Prescott is now fully contained, and attention now turns to the damage done and threats from monsoon storms over the next few weeks. It took fire crews two and a half weeks to get a line around the 11 square mile Cellar Fire. That was far faster than the Goodwin wildfire, which forced mass evacuations in nearby Mayer in June 2017.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 11:31:29 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:31:29 GMT



Mobile home fire sends black smoke over Phoenix
PHOTOS: A fire at a Phoenix mobile home park sent black smoke skyward Thursday afternoon. Phoenix fire crews were sent to the Peri Winkle Mobile Home Park, located near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Danny Gile said firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire coming from a single-wide mobile home.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 4:35:41 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:35:41 GMT



Rainfall over North Rim Castle Fire results in no new growth
The eastern half of the Castle Fire experienced its first significant rainfall yesterday morning. While the western side of the fire received little to no rain, cooler temperatures coupled with increased humidity significantly moderated fire behavior. These conditions resulted in no new fire growth and the fire remains at 10,400 acres after moving across about 55 percent of the planning area.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 11:39:42 AM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:39:42 GMT



Museum Fire reaches 91% containment, 1,961 acres burned
The Museum Fire has reached 91% containment on Thursday, Aug. 1 with 1,961 acres burned. Fire officials say the cause of the fire is still under investigation as high humidity continues to help snuff out fire within the fire perimeter. Currently four hotshot crews, two hand crews, two helicopters, five engines and one dozer remain working on the fire, which equates to 233 fire personnel, according to Coconino National Forest fire data.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Related: Scientists Now Mapping Museum Fire Soil Burn Severity
The bulk of the firefighting crews working the Museum Fire in Flagstaff are gone. In their place: a group of scientists from different federal agencies who are surveying the damage. Geologists, hydrologists, engineers, soil experts, and other scientists make up the Forest Service’s Burned Area Emergency Response team.
- PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Mesa firefighters lend a hand to elderly dog stuck in pool
VIDEO: It was Mesa firefighters to the rescue Thursday, after a senior dog with some health problems found himself stuck in a pool. A Mesa fire captain and his crew got the call that Saber, an 11-year-old Lab, had gotten stuck in his owner's swimming pool. Saber has nerve damage to his legs, so wasn't able to climb out of the water on his own.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 11:32:04 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:32:04 GMT



Tucson fire crews respond to 12 water rescues during monsoon storm
VIDEO: It was a busy day for crews with the Tucson Fire Department on Wednesday as people called in saying they were stuck due to monsoon flooding. The heavy rain hit the east side of Tucson particularly hard, firefighters said. Tucson crews said they received eight calls for vehicles stranded in the water and four swift water calls.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 8:30:25 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 03:30:25 GMT



Grand Canyon National Park fire ignited by lightning grows to 25 acres
Grand Canyon National Park managers say one of the three fires ignited by lightning recently on the North Rim grew. The Ikes Fire is located three miles east of Swamp Point. It started on July 25, according to park officials. In the last few days, the fire went from just a few acres to 25 acres. Fire managers plan to get around the fire to keep it from spreading.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 8:28:17 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:28:17 GMT



Monsoon moisture sets in over Museum Fire
A local Type 3 organization assumed command of the Museum Fire at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The organization, led by Incident Commander Preston Mercer, will continue to prioritize the safety of firefighters and the public, protecting values at risk including homes, communication sites, and recreation and cultural resources, while providing support with planning and evaluation of post-fire watershed impacts.
- PUB DATE: 8/1/2019 2:36:50 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019 09:36:50 GMT



Lock boxes can save property damage in Sun City
Sun City residents can avoid property damage to their home with a fire department lock box if they have a medical emergency. Volunteers with the Sun City Fire and Medical Department’s Lock Box program installed thousands of emergency medical lock boxes on homes in Sun City and more are available. “In all the years we have been offering this program, you would think we would have installed one at every home,” said Jim Fox, Sun City fire inspector.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 9:48:42 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:48:42 GMT



Two-alarm house fire injures two Payson firefighters
Firefighters battled flames and high temperatures during a house fire Saturday afternoon in west Payson that left two firefighters with heat-related injuries. It appears a fire started on the deck of a large, two-story home in the 300 block of North Antelope Point around noon, according to a Payson Fire Department battalion chief.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 1:00:37 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:00:37 GMT



Mysteries of the Museum Fire scar
As forest fire officials continue to contain the Museum Fire’s growth, some mysteries remain, such as how severely the flames burned through the forests of the Dry Lake Hills and what the fire has left behind. As of Tuesday afternoon, first-hand accounts from firefighters who had traveled in the fire scar have been the main source for knowledge on just how severe the blaze could have burned and what it burned.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 5:09:10 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:09:10 GMT



Engineer at the lead: Debra Mollet steps up as Williams-Tusayan District Ranger
The new district ranger for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts was looking to use her forestry and engineering background in a collaborative way when she was offered the position at Kaibab National Forest. “I’m not your introverted engineer type. I like working with people on projects and working in all the different resource areas,” said Debra Mollet, who is just settling into her new office at the Clover Ranger Station.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 7:34:50 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 02:34:50 GMT



Fees and taxes: Fountain Hills sales tax increase
The Town Council will end its summer hiatus on Tuesday, Aug. 13, and one of the items on the agenda for that meeting will be consideration of an increase to the local sales tax. The last hike for the sales tax was effective the first of April in 2003 with an increase of a full percentage point from 1.
- PUB DATE: 7/31/2019 1:42:01 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:42:01 GMT



Tucson firefighter talks about being a contestant on 'Press Your Luck'
VIDEO: The odds of being on a game show are pretty slim -- let alone winning one. The opportunity is usually a once in a lifetime experience. Jason Collins got to live out a lifelong dream of his of being a contestant on the game show 'Press Your Luck.' "I had watched that show when it was back on in the 80's with Peter Tomarken with my grandpa," Collins said.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 10:38:04 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019 05:38:04 GMT



Desert Hills Firefighter returns to work nearly 2 years after being shot during 1 October shooting
A firefighter is returning to work nearly two years after he was shot during the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas. Kurt Fowler has been recovering from his injuries to his leg and going through rehab. On Monday, Fowler returned to full duty at the Desert Hills Fire Department near Lake Havasu, Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas
Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



1,145-acre Bagnal Fire burning 1 mile southwest of Show Low
A lightning-caused wildfire is burning 1 mile southwest of Show Low, Arizona. The Bagnal Fire was discovered on July 26 and it is burning on the Lakeside Ranger District of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests. It is currently approximately 1,145 acres. The Bagnal Fire is burning in grass and ponderosa pine.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2019 6:41:56 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:41:56 GMT



Museum Wildfire burning in northern Arizona now 82% contained
Authorities say a wildfire burning in a northern Arizona mountain pass now is 82% contained. That figure released Monday is up from 46% on Sunday. Fire officials say the blaze has scorched more than 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff since it started on July 21.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 8:02:33 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 03:02:33 GMT



Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests seeking women firefighters for 2020 season
Firefighting is an honorable if dangerous profession, and the forest service is looking for a few good women. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, along with the USDA for the Southwestern Region, have announced the agencies are currently seeking, “career-focused women or other individuals to become temporary, seasonal employees, and on-call wildland firefighters” for the 2020 Arizona wildfire season.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 1:03:01 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 20:03:01 GMT



Nearly 120 Firefighters control flames at Phoenix commercial building fire
VIDEO: Firefighters worked Sunday to put out a fire at a commercial business in Phoenix. The 3 alarm fire was reported just before 5 p.m. near 33rd Avenue and Buckeye Road at a building that held cleaning supplies. Phoenix Fire spokesman, Captain Kenny Overton, says nearly 120 firefighters were called to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2019 9:02:35 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 04:02:35 GMT



Woman rescued, man treated at huge Chandler apartment complex fire
A huge fire broke out at a Chandler apartment complex Sunday morning. Dozens of firefighters responded to the first-alarm blaze at the Park Tower Apartments near Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard around 10 a.m. Fire officials say firefighters have the flames under control. A woman in a nearby apartment required rescue by fire crews after she opened the door and was greeted by large flames.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2019 12:44:17 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019 19:44:17 GMT



Three people safely escape home fire in north Phoenix
Three people safely got out of a home fire in Phoenix Sunday afternoon. Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Capt. Kenny Overton said crews from both Phoenix and Glendale worked to extinguish an attic fire near 35th and Orangewood avenues. Overton said when it first called in, witnesses reported heavy black smoke coming from the gable ends of the home.
- PUB DATE: 7/28/2019 2:17:08 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019 21:17:08 GMT



Museum Fire burning near Flagstaff now 61% contained; sandbags available
VIDEO: Fire officials say the Museum Fire burning near Flagstaff is now 61% contained. That figure released Sunday night is up from 35% Saturday. Fire officials say the blaze has scorched more than 3 square miles in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff since it started on July 21. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 7:22:11 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:22:11 GMT



Lightning ignites fires within Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park crews are working to extinguish three small fires burning on the North Rim. According to fire managers, lightning from the recent monsoon activity ignited several fires around the park. Two of which have been contained while three are still burning. The Lindbergh Fire near Lindbergh Hill is smoldering about two acres.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



2019 wildfire season has seen less fires, but more acres burned across the state
Forestry officials correctly predicted an increase in wildfires this year in comparison to last. And with a late start to the monsoon season, fires continue to burn across the state. Unfortunately, 88% of those fires were human-caused. Tiffany Davila with the Arizona Department of Forestry says the increased moisture this past winter resulted in an abundance of vegetation.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Yucca fire chief admits embezzling department funds
The chief of the Yucca Fire District has been jailed in the Mohave County Adult Detention Center after turning himself in on Wednesday and admitting embezzling roughly $40,000 from the district for personal use over the past six months. According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Young told detectives that he had used money from the Yucca Fire District bank account to purchase several guns, 3-D printers, two boats and other items.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 12:34:02 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:34:02 GMT



Camp Verde commercial building fire flares up after being extinguished
CCFMD was assisted initially by a response from Verde Valley Fire District and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office. Upon arrival, crews forced entry into a side door of the clinic and found a working fire in a portion of the building. This fire was rapidly suppressed, and three cats and a dog were removed alive from the structure, albeit with probable smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 1:44:31 AM - SOURCE: Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:44:31 GMT



County installs concrete barriers as models show 5-foot flooding possible in Elden
A little more than 24 hours after evacuees were allowed to return to their homes of Elden Lookout Road, Elden resident John Harper drove across the nearly six inches of sediments covering some of the roads in his neighborhood. A moment later, Harper’s phone emitted a flash flood alert Thursday afternoon, but not one that effects the Elden area.
- PUB DATE: 7/26/2019 2:20:04 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:20:04 GMT



Somerton-Cocopah firefighters see pay raise
VIDEO: Firefighters in the least paid fire department in the county will officially receive a pay raise. A fifty-cent raise is effective now as part of the City of Somerton's newly approved budget, according to The City of Somerton. “Hopefully as we get raises, it will close that gap and we’ll be able to keep our employees longer,” explained Captain Steven Clark, Somerton-Cocopah Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 10:39:23 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 05:39:23 GMT



Monsoon storms help slow Museum Fire, but raise flood concerns
A couple dozen families on Elden Lookout Road were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday afternoon, but residents of other neighborhoods threatened by the Museum Fire remain on alert to leave at a moment’s notice. Efforts to battle the nearly 1,900-acre blaze were aided by monsoon storms Tuesday, helping crews reach 10% containment.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 7:50:38 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:50:38 GMT



Related: 'Your hobby is not worth another person's life' - Drone flown near Museum Fire delays air operations
A drone impeded their operations in the air for a short time, according to Coconino National Forest officials. The drone was reported in the southeast portion of the fire area that is currently burning more 1,900 acres. Helicopters had to stop and move away from the drone. Operations were moved from the Flagstaff City Reservoir, located north of the fire, to the Schultz Tank.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 9:28:02 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:28:02 GMT



Firefighters battle blaze at newly remodeled Burger King in Mesa
VIDEO: A newly remodeled Burger King in Mesa caught fire early Thursday morning, according to fire officials. Dozens of fire crews responded to the first-alarm fire near Recker and McKellips roads. Fire officials said the fire started in the kitchen and made its way into the attic. A nearby Fry's employee heading into work spotted the fire and called it in to 911.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 6:46:13 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:46:13 GMT



Police looking for arson suspect after Phoenix business fire
VIDEO: Phoenix police are looking for a man believed to have set a fire while attempting to burglarize a business early Wednesday morning. Officials were called to the business complex near 7th Street and Thunderbird Road around 4:15 a.m. A man was reportedly seen attempting to burglarize a storage unit behind a business there, and then 30 minutes later, the suspect lit the unit on fire and fled the area on foot.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Prescott National Forest taking over Cellar Fire operations as threat decreases
The cool, moist weather is keeping the Cellar Fire in check, with no additional growth since Saturday, July 20, the Forest Service reported. The fire, which was started by lightning about 16 miles south of Prescott on July 14, is burning on the Prescott National Forest in Ponderosa pine, brush, grass and chaparral.
- PUB DATE: 7/25/2019 7:48:07 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:48:07 GMT



Two firefighters burned in Camp Verde mulch fire
A Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) firefighter and a Coconino National Forest firefighter were burned while cleaning up a mulch fire in Camp Verde on Sunday, July 21, according to fire officials. The accident occurred at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, where a one-acre, slow-burning mulch fire has been burning since July 10.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 8:38:23 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:38:23 GMT



Avondale hires fire chief to replace longtime department leader
For the first time in 23 years, Avondale is getting a new fire chief. The West Valley suburb on Monday announced that Jeffrey S. Case was hired as chief of Avondale Fire & Medical, a position he will take over Sept. 2. Case, who has 34 years of public safety experience, was most recently a deputy chief with the Phoenix Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 8:41:09 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:41:09 GMT



Governor declares state of emergency for Museum Fire burning near Flagstaff, flash flood warning issued for areas below fire
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency for the Museum Fire burning near Flagstaff. The fire began July 21 and has charred an estimated 4 square miles within minutes of downtown Flagstaff. It is currently 10 percent contained. A concern now is the potential of increased flooding risks in Flagstaff neighborhoods due to the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 12:24:19 AM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:24:19 GMT



Safford announces results of Fire Department investigation
After investigating claims that members of the Safford Volunteer Fire Department responded to July 4 fire calls while intoxicated and used obscene language over the radio, the City of Safford handed down disciplinary measures and announced that changes will be made in the department. The claims stemmed from an anonymous letter presented to the City Council alleging that firefighters used profanities in response to two fire calls on the evening of the 4th.
- PUB DATE: 7/24/2019 2:09:35 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:09:35 GMT



Bullhead City Fire department hits snag installing extractors
The Bullhead City Fire Department continues to work on getting its extractors up and running, Fire Chief Patrick Moore told governing board members Tuesday morning. The devices are special washing machines designed to remove toxins from the gear crews wear at fire scenes. When the purchase of the extractors was brought to a fire district bond committee earlier this year, department staff mentioned that laundry spaces at fire stations would have to be remodeled, as they were not designed for the additional electrical and plumbing gear needed to run the new equipment.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 11:16:48 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:16:48 GMT



Museum Fire has grown to 1,800 acres, authorities are ordering evacuations
VIDEO: A wildfire inside the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona, grew to 1,800 acres in size prompting authorities to order mandatory evacuations in the surrounding area Monday. The Museum Fire was first reported on Sunday and has since stretched across the forest, the US Forest Service website shows.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 8:15:32 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:15:32 GMT



Related: New management team takes over on Museum Fire - city, county mull flooding options
The Southwest Area Incident Management Team #2, led by Incident Commander Rich Nieto, will be taking over management of the Museum Fire near Flagstaff. So far, the blaze has been managed by the same type three team that had been managing the Newman Fire, said Coconino National Forest spokesperson George Jozens.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 11:12:34 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:12:34 GMT



Gila County: Father drowns while saving son at Fossil Creek
Authorities say a Phoenix father drowned when he entered the water to save his struggling son at a popular swimming spot northeast of the Valley. The Gila County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Gary Gaytano jumped into the water near the falls at Fossil Creek on Sunday, July 21st when he noticed his son was having trouble.
- PUB DATE: 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Semi-trailer catches fire outside Casa Grande Pep Boys
PHOTO: Casa Grande firefighters put out a blaze that started under a semi-trailer sitting next to a Casa Grande automotive shop on Monday afternoon. A CGFD unit responded to the scene behind the Pep Boys on Florence Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m. The fire appeared to have started beneath a trailer sitting in a paved area next to the store.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 8:47:45 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 03:47:45 GMT



Phoenix fire evacuates heat-exhausted woman from Camelback Mountain
Phoenix Fire Department crews rescued a 50-year-old woman suffering from heat exhaustion Monday after hiking at Camelback Mountain. The hiker became weak when descending the mountain near the Echo Canyon trailhead, Fire Department officials said. Crew used a "big wheel," essentially a tire attached to the bottom of a stretcher, to get the woman down the mountain.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 5:35:51 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:35:51 GMT



Museum Fire forces evacuation order north of Flagstaff
VIDEO: Fire crews are battling a new fire north of Flagstaff. The "Museum Fire", located just two miles north of Flagstaff, was reported just before 11 a.m. Sunday and so far has burned 1000 acres. On Monday, the Coconino National Forest said overnight fire crews were not able to conduct burnout operations due to the activity and the fire spotting ahead of itself, but took indirect suppression tactics where they could.
- PUB DATE: 7/21/2019 2:21:45 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 21:21:45 GMT



Sedona: Helicopter crew fights wildfires from above
The Sedona Airport is a staging point for a team of aerial firefighters with Columbia Helicopters battling wildfires in Northern Arizona. The crew flies a heavy-lifting helicopter that can fight fire with efficiency: A dual-engine Columbia CH-47D Chinook that measures 100 feet in length with two propellers.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firehouse Subs giving back to Maricopa firefighters
When firehouse subs officially opened its location in Maricopa five years ago, the franchise brought an eye toward community services along with its sandwiches. Firehouse Subs supports first responders nationally and locally, through donations to a public safety foundation. In Arizona alone, the foundation has given back $142,727 to communities, even impacting the city of Maricopa.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2019 4:04:43 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:04:43 GMT



VIDEO: Two left homeless after Tucson mobile home fire on westside
Tucson Fire Department contained a mobile home fire Friday evening. TFD tweeted that the Red Cross is assisting two residents and confirmed no one was injured. At around 7:20 p.m. firefighters arrived at the 4500 block of S. Mission where they contained the fire to the mobile home. They successfully and quickly controlled the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2019 10:43:11 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sun, 21 Jul 2019 05:43:11 GMT



 

 
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